Loch Seaforth

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Loch Seaforth (Scottish Gaelic: Loch Shiphoirt) is sea loch in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. It forms the boundary between Lewis and Harris and was the boundary between the traditional counties of Ross and Cromarty and Inverness-shire.

MV Loch Seaforth is also the name of two Western Isles ships. The 1947 MacBrayne mailboat which linked Stornoway with Mallaig and Kyle of Lochalsh from 1947 until 1972. On 22 March 1973 she ran aground on Cleit Rock in the Sound of Gunna (between Tiree and Coll) and was subsequently scrapped.[1] The name has been given to the new Calmac car ferry which entered service on the Ullapool to Stornoway crossing in 2015.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "History of the Fleet: Loch Seaforth". Ships of Calmac. Retrieved 2007-07-13. 

Coordinates: 57°54′N 6°40′W / 57.900°N 6.667°W / 57.900; -6.667