Eilean a' Chrochaire

Island in Argyllshire


Where is Eilean a' Chrochaire?

Channel between Eilean Dubh and Ross of Mull
Channel between Eilean Dubh and Ross of Mull Credit: Tony Page

Eilean a' Chrochaire is a small island located off the west coast of Scotland in Argyllshire. It is situated in the Sound of Jura, between the mainland and the Isle of Jura. The island covers an area of approximately 10 hectares and has a rugged and rocky terrain.

The name "Eilean a' Chrochaire" translates to "Island of the Hangman" in English. The origin of this name is unclear, but it is believed to be connected to the island's history as a place of execution. The island was known to be a site for public hangings during the 18th and 19th centuries.

Although small in size, Eilean a' Chrochaire is known for its stunning natural beauty. It is surrounded by the picturesque waters of the Sound of Jura and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. The island is home to a variety of bird species, making it a popular spot for birdwatching enthusiasts.

Access to Eilean a' Chrochaire is limited, as there are no regular ferries or public transport services to the island. However, it is possible to reach the island by private boat or through organized tours. Visitors can explore the island's rugged coastline, enjoy peaceful walks, and take in the tranquility of this remote location.

Overall, Eilean a' Chrochaire is a unique and secluded island, offering a glimpse into Scotland's history and providing a haven for nature lovers seeking a peaceful retreat.

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Eilean a' Chrochaire Images

Images are sourced within 2km of 56.2864/-6.359617 or Grid Reference NM3018. Thanks to Geograph Open Source API. All images are credited.

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Eilean a' Chrochaire is located at Grid Ref: NM3018 (Lat: 56.2864, Lng: -6.359617)

Unitary Authority: Argyll and Bute

Police Authority: Argyll and West Dunbartonshire


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