Place:Glenelg, Inverness-shire, Scotland

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NameGlenelg
TypeParish
Coordinates57.217°N 5.633°W
Located inInverness-shire, Scotland     ( - 1975)
Also located inHighland Region, Scotland     (1975 - 1996)
Highland (council area), Scotland     (1996 - )
See alsoLochaber, Inverness-shire, Scotlanddistrict of Inverness-shire (later Highland) in which it has been located since 1930
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source: Family History Library Catalog

Glenelg is a parish on the mainland coast of Inverness-shire opposite the Isle of Skye. It comprises the three areas of Glenelg, Knoydart, and Morar, which are separated by Loch Houn and Loch Nevis. Until 1890 Knoydart and Morar were in the county of Argyll.


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Glenelg (also Gleann Eilg) is a scattered community area and civil parish in the Lochalsh area of Highland in western Scotland. Despite the local government reorganisation the area is considered by many still to be in Inverness-shire, the boundary with Ross-shire (where the post town of Kyle of Lochalsh is situated) being at the top of Mam Ratagan ("Ratagan Gap" or "pass") the single track road entry into Glenelg.

The main village is called Kirkton of Glenelg and commonly referred to as "Glenelg". There is a smaller hamlet less than a mile to the south by the jetty and skirting Glenelg Bay known as Quarry. There are several other clusters of houses scattered over Glenelg including up Glen Beag and Glen More and on the road leading to the ferry at Kyle Rhea. The parish covers a large area including Knoydart, North Morar and the ferry port of Mallaig. At the 2001 census it had a population of 1,507. The smaller "settlement zone" around Kirkton had a population of 283. In 2011 Highland Council estimated that the community of Glenelg and Arnisdale had a population of 291.

For an 19th century description of the parish, see the description from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) as transcribed and copyrighted by Colin Hinson and provided on the web by GENUKI.

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