Eilean Mhic Chrion

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Eilean Mhic Chrion
Eilean Mhic Chrion is located in Argyll and Bute
Eilean Mhic Chrion
Eilean Mhic Chrion
Eilean Mhic Chrion shown within Scotland
OS grid reference NM803034
Meaning of name MacNiven's island
Area and summit
Area 54 hectares (130 acres)
Area rank 195=[1]
Highest elevation 63 m
Population 0
Island group Loch Craignish
Local Authority Argyll and Bute
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References [2][3]

Eilean Mhic Chrion is a tidal island sheltering Ardfern in Loch Craignish, Scotland.

Eilean Mhic Chrion is one of 43 tidal islands that can be walked to from the mainland of Great Britain and one of 17 that can be walked to from the Scottish mainland.[4]


  1. ^ Area and population ranks: there are c. 300 islands >20ha in extent and 93 permanently inhabited islands were listed in the 2011 census.
  2. ^ Haswell-Smith, Hamish (2004). The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh: Canongate. ISBN 978-1-84195-454-7. 
  3. ^ Ordnance Survey
  4. ^ Peter Caton (2011) No Boat Required - Exploring Tidal Islands. Matador.

Coordinates: 56°10′22″N 5°32′24″W / 56.17278°N 5.54000°W / 56.17278; -5.54000