Ardnamurchan Point

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Ardnamurchan Point
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Ardnamurchan Point across Eilean Chaluim Cille
Map showing the location of Ardnamurchan Point
Map showing the location of Ardnamurchan Point
LocationHighland, Scotland
OS gridNM416674
Coordinates56°43′34″N 6°13′26″W / 56.726°N 6.224°W / 56.726; -6.224Coordinates: 56°43′34″N 6°13′26″W / 56.726°N 6.224°W / 56.726; -6.224

Ardnamurchan Point (Scottish Gaelic: Ard na Murchan, meaning "the hill of the great sea") is an isolated peninsula with a lighthouse in Highland, Scotland.


Ardnamurchan Point lies at the western end of the Ardnamurchan peninsula in Lochaber, Highland, Scotland. It is 1.1 kilometres (0.68 mi) north of Corrachadh Mòr, the most westerly point on the island of Great Britain, which is a few metres further west than the Point.[1] The nearest settlement is the small village, Achosnich.

The point lies seven miles south of the island of Muck, with Eigg and Rùm a few miles further to the north. Coll is situated nine miles to the west, and Mull is five miles south.

Cultural references[edit]

The contemporary Scottish composer Judith Weir has written an 8-minute piece for two pianos called Ardnamurchan Point.[2] The location is featured in Shipping Forecast broadcast by BBC Radio 4 (on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency), where it is used in the forecast as the name of one of the Inshore coastal areas of the United Kingdom.


  1. ^ "Ardnamurchan Point". Undiscovered Scotland. Retrieved 18 September 2009.
  2. ^ Broadcast on BBC Radio 3's Saturday Classics program (2 March 2013)

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