Claonaig

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Claonaig
Arran and the ferry from Claonaig.jpg
The Isle of Arran and the CalMac ferry from the slipway at Claonaig
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Claonaig
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55°45′26″N 5°23′36″W / 55.7572°N 5.3932°W / 55.7572; -5.3932

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

Claonaig is a hamlet 1 mile (2 kilometres) 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 sizeable villages are Tarbert, Skipness and Carradale.[1][2] From Claonaig, Tarbert is 10 mi (16 km) away via the minor B8001 road and the A83. To the south, Campbeltown can be reached in 28 mi (45 km) via the B842 coast road or via the B8001 and the A83 which runs down the west coast of Kintyre (36 mi or 58 km).

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]

Preceding station   Ferry   Following station
Terminus   Caledonian MacBrayne
Arran Ferry
(Summer only)
  Lochranza

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