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View over Arnisdale.jpg
Looking over on Arnisdale and Loch Hourn
Arnisdale is located in Ross and Cromarty
Arnisdale shown within the Ross and Cromarty area
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57°08′N 5°34′W / 57.13°N 05.57°W / 57.13; -05.57Coordinates: 57°08′N 5°34′W / 57.13°N 05.57°W / 57.13; -05.57

Arnisdale (Scottish Gaelic: Àrnasdal) is a hamlet in the Highlands of Scotland.[1] It lies on the north shore of Loch Hourn, around 10 miles down a single track road from Glenelg. It has a permanent population of around 30 and several holiday cottages. At the end of the village is a large white-painted hunting lodge called Arnisdale House, built in 1898.[2][3]

Arnisdale is in the Highland Council area.


The village is most famous as the closest settlement to Camusfeàrna, the house in which Gavin Maxwell wrote the auto-biographical story of his secluded life with his pet otters, Ring of Bright Water. It was also the departure point during the summer months for the ferry to the Barrisdale on Knoydart, across Loch Hourn, until the ferry stopped operating in 2011. Walkers often come to Arnisdale to climb Beinn Sgritheall.

2012 badger incident[edit]

On the 31 October 2012, it was reported that group of badgers living under the church were responsible for digging up the ground around the graves in the 130-year-old burial ground in the highlands. No human remains were thought to have been disturbed.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Microsoft; Nokia (23 March 2017). "Arnisdale" (Map). Bing Maps. Microsoft. Retrieved 23 March 2017. 
  2. ^ [1] Archived May 9, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel (1989). Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Genealogical Publishing Com. p. 523. ISBN 9780806312552. 
  4. ^ "Badgers dig up 130-year-old Highland cemetery". 2012-10-31. Retrieved 2013-10-15. 

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