Munlochy

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Munlochy
Fields beside Bayhead Wood - geograph.org.uk - 361298.jpg
Fields beside Bayhead Wood Looking towards Munlochy.
Munlochy is located in Ross and Cromarty
Munlochy
Munlochy
Location within the Ross and Cromarty area
OS grid referenceNH647533
Council area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMUNLOCHY
Postcode districtIV8
PoliceScottish
FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
EU ParliamentScotland
List of places
UK
Scotland
57°33′00″N 4°15′44″W / 57.549932°N 4.26228°W / 57.549932; -4.26228Coordinates: 57°33′00″N 4°15′44″W / 57.549932°N 4.26228°W / 57.549932; -4.26228
Munlochy post office and main street

Munlochy (/mənˈlɒxi/ mən-LOKH-ee; Scottish Gaelic: Poll Lochaidh) is a small remote village, lying at the head of Munlochy Bay (Ob Poll Lochaidh), in the Black Isle in Ross and Cromarty, in northern Scotland.[1]

There are few early records of a settlement, but it seems likely that Munlochy expanded in the 1760s due to quarry workers extracting stone nearby to build Fort George on the far side of the Moray Firth.[2]


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Geography[edit]

Munlochy sits at the top of the tidal inlet of Munlochy Bay, that is itself an opening of the Moray Firth.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Francis H., Groome (1892–1896). Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland. William MacKenzie. p. 84. Retrieved 17 February 2018.CS1 maint: Date format (link)
  2. ^ Gorton, John (1833). A topographical dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland: compiled from local information, and the most recent and official authorities. 1. Chapman and Hall. p. 95.