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Acharacle, Highland (Ath-Tharracail)

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Acharacle, Highland (Ath-Tharracail)

Acharacle is a township in Ardnamurchan, Lochaber, in the Scottish council area of Highland. The name comes from the Gaelic Ath Thorguil or Torquil's ford, following a battle in 1120 at a nearby ford across the River Shiel between the Celtic-Norse warrior Somerled and the Norse invader Torquil. Here, Torquil was killed in the battle and his followers ousted from the area.
Administrative CountyHighland
Traditional CountyArgyllshire
OS GridNM6767
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityNorthern Scotland
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHighlands and Islands
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHighlands and Islands
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01967

Other names by which Acharacle, Highland (Ath-Tharracail) has been known in the past

Acharacle/Ath-Tharracail ~ Ath-Tharracail ~ Aharacle ~ Aharcle

Acharacle, Highland (Ath-Tharracail) in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Acharacle. See AHARACLE.

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