NR3998 : Kiloran Bay and Port Sgibinis, Colonsay

taken 4 years ago, near to Uragaig, Argyll And Bute, Great Britain

Kiloran Bay and Port Sgibinis, Colonsay
Kiloran Bay and Port Sgibinis, Colonsay
This anchorage is not mentioned in the Clyde Cruising Club's Sailing Directions; probably its exposure to the Atlantic would be the reason. Hamish Haswell-Smith describes it as an "occasional" anchorage and potentially dangerous in Westerlies.

According to Martin Martin's account, c1695, "Kilouran is the principal church in this isle, and the village in which this church is, hath its name from it. There are two ruinous chapels in the south side of this isle. There were two stone chests found lately in Kilouran sands, which were composed of five stones each, and had human bones in them".

More recently, Haswell-Smith writes of Neolithic, pre-Christian, early Christian and Viking finds in the area.

If you look closely at the photograph, you should see the mast of a yacht beyond the blue boat in the foreground. This larger yacht was at anchor in Port Sgibinis; bounded by rocks on both sides, it looks like a tight fit with limited swinging space.
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Date Taken
Friday, 27 June, 2014   (more nearby)
Sunday, 19 October, 2014
Geographical Context
Coastal  Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites  Islands  Estuary, Marine 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NR 399 987 [100m precision]
WGS84: 56:6.6066N 6:11.0823W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NR 398 985
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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