Tarbet, Argyll

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Tarbet Pier, Loch Lomond - geograph.org.uk - 1658954.jpg
Tarbet Pier, Loch Lomond - geograph.org.uk - 1658954
Location within Argyll and Bute
OS grid referenceNN 31837 04578
• Edinburgh61[1] mi (98 km)
• London375[2] mi (604 km)
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtG83
Dialling code01301
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
56°12′14″N 4°42′45″W / 56.203997°N 4.7125030°W / 56.203997; -4.7125030Coordinates: 56°12′14″N 4°42′45″W / 56.203997°N 4.7125030°W / 56.203997; -4.7125030

Tarbet (Scottish Gaelic: An Tairbeart, in full Tairbeart Loch Laomainn meaning "Crossing Place of Loch Lomond") is a small village in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. Located within the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park.[3]

Traditionally on the northern fringes of the historic County of Dunbartonshire, it is on the banks of Loch Lomond, and has a pier. It stands on an isthmus where Loch Long and Loch Lomond come close. The village of Arrochar stands at the head of Loch Long, at the other side of the isthmus. Arrochar and Tarbet railway station, on the West Highland Line, stands between the two villages. The village has a primary school (Arrochar Primary School), hotels and bed and breakfasts, and a Tourist Information Centre.

Its name comes from the Scottish Gaelic word for isthmus, although Tarbert is the more common anglicization, and Tarbat also exists.

The village is formed around the junction of the A82 (Glasgow/Inverness) and A83 (Tarbert/Campbeltown).

The area around Arrochar and Tarbet has become the scene of "squirrel wars". The red squirrel is resisting the offensive by the grey squirrel taking place across United Kingdom, since there is a type of woodland they find more favourable than most.[4][5]

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  2. ^ "Distance from Tarbert, UK to London, UK or how far is Tarbert, UK from London, UK?". Retrieved 27 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Explore by map - Respect Protect Enjoy".
  4. ^ "Red squirrel". Forestry Commission Great Britain. Retrieved 5 June 2008.
  5. ^ "List of red squirrel locations". Forestry Commission Great Britain. Archived from the original on 14 June 2006. Retrieved 5 June 2008.
  6. ^ Biographical Index of Former Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 1783–2002 (PDF). The Royal Society of Edinburgh. July 2006. ISBN 0-902-198-84-X.

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