The name Strontian is an Anglicization (English form) of the Scottish Gaelic Sròn an t-Sìthein, meaning nose [i.e. 'point'] of the fairy hill, meaning a small round hill inhabited by mythological faeries. The chemical element Strontium is named after the village, due to its discovery in nearby lead mines in the late 18th century.
There is a local arts & community centre, the Sunart Centre , which hosts a range of music, arts, theatre & sports events, community clubs, exercise groups, etc.
The Strontian Hotel
Sunart Camping  provides a camping ground and two wooden cabins for rent. There is also communal space in a bothy (traditional stone outhouse) and facilities such as free wifi, picnic and bbq areas, laundry, showers, etc.
There is a Post Office on the main road through the village.
By car there is a pleasant short drive leading to Loch Shiel.