Tayvallich

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Tayvallich

Tayvallich, pronounced "Tay-vee-al-ich" (Scottish Gaelic: Taigh a' Bhealaich Scottish Gaelic pronunciation: [t̪ʰɤj ə ˈvjal̪ˠɪç]), is a small village in the Knapdale area of Argyll and Bute, in Scotland. The village name has its origins in Gaelic, and means the "house of the pass".[1] The village is built around a sheltered harbour on Loch Sween. It has a primary school, small caravan park, pub and village store. The local economy is based on tourism and fishing. There is also a local bus service that takes the older children to nearby Lochgilphead where the nearest high school is situated. Tayvallich has become a popular sailing centre. During the Summer months a fast ferry (RIB) operates from Tayvallich to Craighouse, Isle of Jura six days a week.[2]

Carsaig[edit]

Tayvallich is split into two areas; Carsaig and Tayvallich. Loch Sween cuts NE into the Knapdale peninsula and the western shore of the loch forms a smaller peninsula. Towards the north end of this peninsula an isthmus is formed about a kilometre wide and the East side has an almost landlocked bay which is where Tayvallich is located and the West side of the isthmus is Carsaig Bay. A road now links Tayvallich and Carsaig.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Iain Mac an Tàilleir (2003). "Placenames" (pdf). Pàrlamaid na h-Alba. Retrieved 23 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "Jura ferry". 

Further reading[edit]

  • Pease, John M. (2010) Taynish: a history of the Ross estate. Argyll Publishing.

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Coordinates: 56°1′38″N 5°37′10″W / 56.02722°N 5.61944°W / 56.02722; -5.61944