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LocationEdit

Ardnamurchan Point lies at the western end of the Ardnamurchan peninsula in Lochaber, Highland, Scotland. Ardnamurchan Lighthouse is here, 1.1 kilometres (0.68 mi) north of Corrachadh Mòr, the most westerly point on the island of Great Britain, which is a few metres further west than the Point.[1] The nearest settlement is the small village, Achosnich.

The point lies seven miles south of the island of Muck, with Eigg and Rùm a few miles further to the north. Coll is situated nine miles to the west, and Mull is five miles south.

Cultural referencesEdit

The contemporary Scottish composer Judith Weir has written an 8-minute piece for two pianos called Ardnamurchan Point.[2] The location is featured in Shipping Forecast broadcast by BBC Radio 4 (on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency), where it is used in the forecast as the name of one of the Inshore coastal areas of the United Kingdom.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Ardnamurchan Point". Undiscovered Scotland. Retrieved 18 September 2009.
  2. ^ Broadcast on BBC Radio 3's Saturday Classics program (2 March 2013)

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