Moidart

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Coordinates: 56°49′12″N 5°41′46″W / 56.820°N 5.696°W / 56.820; -5.696

Moidart (MOY-dart, Scottish Gaelic: Mùideart) is a district in Lochaber, Highland, Scotland.

Moidart lies to the west of Fort William and is very remote. Loch Shiel cuts off the south-east boundary of the district. Moidart includes the townships of Dorlin, Mingarry, Kinlochmoidart and Glenuig. At Dorlin sits Castle Tioram, a former fortress of Clann Ruaidhrí and the Clanranald branch of Clan Donald. During World War II, HMS Dorlin was based at Dorlin and was used for training of Royal Navy Beach Signals and Royal Signals sections.

Fergie MacDonald was raised in the area.

Sources[edit]

  • Rev. Charles Macdonald, Moidart, or among the Clanranalds (1889)