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Fort Augustus, Highland

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Fort Augustus, Highland

Fort Augustus is a settlement in the parish of Boleskine and Abertarff, at the south west end of Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands. The village has a population of around 646 (2001); its economy is heavily reliant on tourism.
Post townFort Augustus
Administrative CountyHighland
Traditional CountyInverness-shire
OS GridNH3709
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityNorthern Scotland
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHighlands and Islands
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHighlands and Islands
Ambulance AuthorityScottish

Other names by which Fort Augustus, Highland has been known in the past

Augustus ~ Augustus Fort ~ Cilla Chuimein ~ Kil Chuimin

Fort Augustus, Highland in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Fort Augustus, vil., on the Caledonian Canal, and at the head of Loch Ness, Inverness-shire, 31½ miles NW. of Fort William and 32½ miles SE. of Inverness, pop. 530; P.O., T.O. The fort, built after the rebellion of 1715, was occupied by a garrison until 1857; in 1876-1880 it was transformed, by extensive alterations, into St Benedict's Monastery (raised to the dignity of an abbey, 1882), with college, hospitium, scriptorium, and church. The college is designed to provide a liberal education for the sons of the Catholic nobility and gentry.

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