" Sunart, a district in the extreme N of Argyllshire. Its length is 12 miles. and its breadth 6. It is bounded on the N by Loch Shiel. on the E by Ardgour, on the S by Loch Sunart, and on the W by Ardnamurchan. See ARDNAMURCHAN and SUNART, LOCH.

Sunart, Loch, a sea-loch of Argyllshire, winding 19 miles eastward, from the northern entrance of the Sound of Mull. to within 5 miles of Loch Linnhe. It separates Ardnamurchan and Sunart on the N from Mull and Morven on the S. Its breadth, for the first 5 miles, is generally upwards of 2 miles, but afterwards varies between 3 and 11 furlongs. It contains a number of islets, the chief of which are ORANSAY, Carnich, Riska, Dungallan, Garve, and More. Glen Tarbert - a rough pastoral valley - extends from its head to Loch Linnhe, and brings down to it a parliamentary road from Corran Ferry, whence the communication is continued to Fort William. Loch Sunart, though little visited, possesses considerable scenic beauty."

Extract from Groome's Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland, c. 1896


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