Tarbet, Argyll

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Tarbet Pier, Loch Lomond - geograph.org.uk - 1658954.jpg
Tarbet Pier, Loch Lomond - geograph.org.uk - 1658954
Tarbet shown within Argyll and Bute
OS grid reference NN 31837 04578
• Edinburgh 61[1] mi (98 km)
• London 375[2] mi (604 km)
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ARROCHAR
Postcode district G83
Dialling code 01301
EU Parliament Scotland
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) 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), many 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] Tarbet contains the Tarbet Hotel.

Notable residents[edit]


Tarbet Pier - geograph.org.uk - 252215 
Tarbet Hotel Tarbet - geograph.org.uk - 1091022 


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