Loch Eil

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Looking south east along the shoreline from the western head of Loch Eil.

Loch Eil (Scottish Gaelic, Loch Iall) is a sea loch in Lochaber, Scotland that opens into Loch Linnhe near the town of Fort William.

Loch Eil Outward Bound railway station and Locheilside railway station are both situated on the northern shore of the loch.

Lochiel was a historic place east of Fassfern on the north shore of Loch Eil. The place was home to Jacobite chieftain Donald Cameron, of Lochiel.[1]


  1. ^ "Wordnik: Locheil". Wordnik. Charles Edward then marched his little army to Lochiel, which is about five miles from Glenfinnin, resting first at Fassefern, the seat of Lochiel's brother, and then proceeded to a village called Moidh, belonging to Lochiel. Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745. Volume I. (cited in Wordnik) 

Coordinates: 56°51′N 5°14′W / 56.850°N 5.233°W / 56.850; -5.233