Eilean Loain

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Eilean Loain
The jetty
The jetty
Eilean Loain is located in Argyll and Bute
Eilean Loain
Eilean Loain
Eilean Loain shown within Argyll and Bute
OS grid reference NR755854
Gaelic name Eilean Loain
Meaning of name pack of hounds isle[1]
Area and summit
Area c. 15 hectares (37 acres)
Highest elevation 28 m (92 ft)
Island group Islay
Local Authority Argyll and Bute
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References [2]

Eilean Loain, is a small island in Loch Sween and one of the Inner Hebrides of Scotland.

It is about 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) west of the settlement of Kilmichael of Inverlussa in Knapdale and a similar distance southeast of the village of Tayvallich on the other side of the loch. It is attended by the islet of Cala that lies to the north west.

Eilean Loain has a substantial jetty on the north shore and a large building nearby[2] and has been described as "inhabited" by Haswell-Smith (2004).[1] Argyll and Bute Council records indicate the presence of a dwelling house[3] and according to the National Records of Scotland census information the island is "included in the NRS statistical geography for inhabited islands but had no usual residents at the time of either the 2001 or 2011 censuses".[4]

Eilean Loain is part of the Knapdale National Scenic Area, one of 40 in Scotland.[5]


  1. ^ a b Haswell-Smith (2004) p. 30
  2. ^ a b Ordnance Survey. Get-a-map (Map). 1:25,000. Leisure. http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/oswebsite/getamap/. Retrieved 21 August 2013.
  3. ^ "Property History: Eilean Loain Loch Sween". Argyll and Bute Council. Retrieved 6 September 2013.
  4. ^ National Records of Scotland (15 August 2013) (pdf) Statistical Bulletin: 2011 Census: First Results on Population and Household Estimates for Scotland - Release 1C (Part Two). "Appendix 2: Population and households on Scotland’s inhabited islands". Retrieved 17 August 2013.
  5. ^ "National Scenic Areas". SNH. Retrieved 6 September 2013.


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Coordinates: 56°0′33″N 5°36′7″W / 56.00917°N 5.60194°W / 56.00917; -5.60194