Portnancon

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Portnancon
Portnancon is located in Sutherland
Portnancon
Portnancon
Portnancon shown within the Sutherland area
OS grid reference NC434605
Council area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Lairg
Postcode district IV27 4
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
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UK
Scotland
58°30′17″N 4°41′21″W / 58.50459°N 4.68928°W / 58.50459; -4.68928Coordinates: 58°30′17″N 4°41′21″W / 58.50459°N 4.68928°W / 58.50459; -4.68928

Portnancon is a small remote crofting township, and former fishing station, on the west shore of Loch Eriboll in Sutherland, Scottish Highlands in the Scottish council area of Highland. The township is in the parish of Durness and Durness village lies 8 miles (13 km) west along the A838 road. The village of Laid is located 1 mile (1.6 km) south-west from Portnancon along the A838.

Only a few buildings remain of the fishing station, in Portnacon, or Port-na-con, meaning "Port of the Dogs". The fishing pier was also used by a ferry, which crossed the loch until the 1930s.