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Strontian is a small village in Highland, situated where the Strontian River meets the sea loch Loch Sunart.

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.

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Corran Ferry between Glencoe and Fort William, ferry for Mull to Lochaline or road from Fort William, (if coming from the north.)

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Strontian is an ideal centre for visiting all the area west of Loch Linnhe and south of the Fort William to Mallaig road.

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There is a local arts & community centre, the Sunart Centre [1], which hosts a range of music, arts, theatre & sports events, community clubs, exercise groups, etc.

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The Strontian Hotel

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Sunart Camping [2] 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.

Get out[edit]

By car there is a pleasant short drive leading to Loch Shiel.

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