Claonaig

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The Isle of Arran and the CalMac ferry from the pier at Claonaig

Claonaig (Scottish Gaelic: Claonaig; pronounced [klˠ̪ɯːnɛɡ̊ʲ]) is a hamlet on the east coast of the Kintyre peninsula in western Scotland, linked to Lochranza on the Isle of Arran by ferry in the summer months.

Claonaig is a hamlet a mile south of Skipness and the location of the slipway for the seasonal ferry for Arran. The ferry terminal has a small car park and bus shelter for the bus service to Tarbert. The nearest places are Tarbert, Skipness and Carradale.[1][2] From Claonaig, Tarbert is 10 miles away via the minor B8001 road and the A83. To the south, Campbeltown can be reached in 28 miles via the B842 coast road or via the B8001 and the A83 which runs down the west coast of Kintyre (36 miles).

A church was built in Claonaig in 1756. The current Parish Church, built in the late-18th or early-19th century, may incorporate some of its fabric. Its western gable has a bell-cot. It has been converted to a house.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Claonaig, Argyll.org, retrieved 4 June 2014 
  2. ^ Claonaig, ports.org.uk, retrieved 20 February 2017 
  3. ^ Claonaig, Skipness Parish Church, Canmore, retrieved 22 February 2017 


Coordinates: 55°45′21″N 5°23′46″W / 55.75575°N 5.39605°W / 55.75575; -5.39605