Portramsay  Argyll


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

Portramsay, a village and a harbour on the NW side of Lismore island, Argyllshire, near its NE end, 10 miles N by E of Oban. The harbour, large and commodious, and affording one of the best anchorages on the Argyllshire coast, is protected by several islets in the offing, and may be entered by any of three different straits between the islets. Strangers, however, must be careful of some neighbouring rocks, scarcely visible at low water, and entirely covered when the tide is up.—Ord. Sur., sh. 45, 1876.

Portramsay through time

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

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Portramsay in Argyll and Bute | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 22nd October 2021

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