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TITLE
Tarbert, Loch Fyne
EXTERNAL ID
PC_JMSTRACHAN_003
PLACENAME
Tarbert
DISTRICT
Kintyre
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Kilcalmonell
CREATOR
JM Strachan
SOURCE
J I R Martin
ASSET ID
28859
KEYWORDS
villages
towns
lochs
vikings
harbours
Tarbert, Loch Fyne

Tarbert sits as the gateway to Kintyre peninsula. It is well known for its seafood and small fishing fleet, fishing both Loch Fyne and West Loch Tarbert. Tarbert Castle, originally built by Robert I of Scotland, overlooks the harbour. Legend says that in 1098 Magnus Barelegs, the son of King Olaf of Norway, had his men drag his boat over the isthmus between West Loch Tarbert and Loch Fyne to claim Kintyre as an island and a Viking possession. There are several places called Tarbert, Tarbet or Tarbat around Scotland, usually where two lochs almost meet. The name comes from the Norse for 'draw boat' or isthmus

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Tarbert, Loch Fyne

ARGYLL: Kilcalmonell

villages; towns; lochs; vikings; harbours

J I R Martin

Tarbert sits as the gateway to Kintyre peninsula. It is well known for its seafood and small fishing fleet, fishing both Loch Fyne and West Loch Tarbert. Tarbert Castle, originally built by Robert I of Scotland, overlooks the harbour. Legend says that in 1098 Magnus Barelegs, the son of King Olaf of Norway, had his men drag his boat over the isthmus between West Loch Tarbert and Loch Fyne to claim Kintyre as an island and a Viking possession. There are several places called Tarbert, Tarbet or Tarbat around Scotland, usually where two lochs almost meet. The name comes from the Norse for 'draw boat' or isthmus