Garbh Eilean, Loch Maree

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Garbh Eilean
Garbh Eilean is located in Highland
Garbh Eilean
Garbh Eilean
Garbh Eilean shown within Highland Scotland
OS grid reference NG911725
Gaelic name Garbh Eilean
Meaning of name Rough Island
Physical geography
Island group Loch Maree
Area 39 ha (96 acres)[1]
Area rank (Freshwater: 9) [2]
Highest elevation 25 m (82 ft)
Political geography
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Country Scotland
Council area Highland
Population 0
References [3][4]

Garbh Eilean is a forested island in Loch Maree, Wester Ross, Scotland.

Garbh Eilean looking to Eilean Ruairidh Mòr

Garbh Eilean lies between Eilean Sùbhainn and Eilean Ruairidh Mòr. The islands are among the least disturbed in Britain. They are managed as the Loch Maree National Nature Reserve by agreements between Scottish Natural Heritage and their owners.[5]


  1. ^ Rick Livingstone’s Tables of the Islands of Scotland (pdf) Argyll Yacht Charters. Retrieved 12 Dec 2011.
  2. ^ Area and population ranks: there are c. 300 islands >20ha in extent and 93 permanently inhabited islands were listed in the 2011 census.
  3. ^ 2001 UK Census per List of islands of Scotland
  4. ^ Get-a-map (Map). Ordnance Survey. 
  5. ^ "Loch Maree Islands National Nature Reserve". Scottish Natural Heritage. Retrieved 2007-12-14. 

Coordinates: 57°41.65′N 5°30.3′W / 57.69417°N 5.5050°W / 57.69417; -5.5050