Loch Craignish

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Loch Craignish is a sea loch on the mid-Argyll coast.


Loch Craignish lies between Oban and the Crinan Canal.[1] Its opens into the Sound of Jura and provides a safe anchorage for small craft.[2]

Several islands lie within the loch, the largest being Eilean Rìgh, Eilean Mhic Chrion and Island Macaskin. The village of Ardfern lies on its northwestern shore.


Loch Craignish was a crossroads for prehistoric settlers between Ireland and the Great Glen.[2] A stone pier on the south of the peninsula was used by drovers from Jura and Knapdale.


  1. ^ "Loch Craignish, Argyll". Am Baile. Retrieved 14 November 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Western Highlands: Loch Craignish, Argyll". Scotland's Colours. Retrieved 14 November 2009. 

Coordinates: 56°09′N 5°34′W / 56.150°N 5.567°W / 56.150; -5.567