Tarbert  Inverness Shire


In 1882-4, Frances Groome's Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland described Tarbert like this:

Tarbert, Loch, East and West, two indentations of the sea on the opposite coasts of Harris, approaching each other to within ¼ mile. (See Harris.) - East Loch Tarbert is 5¼ miles long, and from 4½ to nearly 2 miles broad. Forking at the head into two slender bays, it embosoms several islets, and has the considerable island of Scalpa at its entrance. ...

West Loch Tarbert is 6 miles long, and diminishes in breadth from 4½ miles to nearly a point; it is screened from the fierce W winds by Taransay; and it is overhung by lofty mountains, which stoop precipitously down to its margin.

Tarbert through time

Tarbert is now part of Eilean Siar district. Click here for graphs and data of how Eilean Siar has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Tarbert itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Tarbert, in Eilean Siar and Inverness Shire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 24th October 2021

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