Tarbet, Argyll

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For other places with the same name, see Tarbet.
Scottish Gaelic: An Tairbeart
Tarbet is located in Argyll and Bute
 Tarbet shown within Argyll and Bute
OS grid reference NN315045
Council area Argyll and Bute
Lieutenancy area Dunbartonshire
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ARROCHAR
Postcode district G83
Dialling code 01301
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Argyll and Bute
Scottish Parliament Dumbarton
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Coordinates: 56°12′11″N 4°43′01″W / 56.203°N 4.717°W / 56.203; -4.717

The Tarbet Hotel

Tarbet (Scottish Gaelic: An Tairbeart, in full Tairbeart Loch Laomainn) is a small village in Argyll and Bute, Scotland.

Traditionally on the northern fringes of the historic County of Dunbarton, 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 and A83

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 Great Britain, since there is a type of woodland they find more favourable than most.[1][2] Tarbet contains the Tarbet Hotel.


  1. ^ "Red squirrel". Forestry Commission Great Britain. Retrieved 2008-06-05. 
  2. ^ "List of red squirrel locations". Forestry Commission Great Britain. Retrieved 2008-06-05. 

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