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Strontian, Highland (Sron an t-Sithein)

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Strontian, Highland (Sron an t-Sithein)

Strontian is the main village in Sunart, an area in western Lochaber, Highland, Scotland, on the A861 road. It lies on the north shore of Loch Sunart, close to the head of the loch. In the hills to the north of Strontian lead was mined in the 18th century and in these mines the mineral strontianite was discovered, from which the element strontium was first isolated. The village name in Gaelic, Sròn an t-Sìthein, translates as the nose [i.e.
Post townAcharacle
Administrative CountyHighland
Traditional CountyArgyllshire
OS GridNM8161
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Region
CountryScotland
Police AuthorityNorthern Scotland
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHighlands and Islands
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHighlands and Islands
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01967
 

Other names by which Strontian, Highland (Sron an t-Sithein) has been known in the past

Strontian/Sron an t-Sithein ~ Sron an t-Sithein

Strontian, Highland (Sron an t-Sithein) in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Strontian, vil., Ardnamurchan par., and quoad sacra par., partly also in Morvern par., Argyllshire - quoad sacra par., pop. 691; vil., near head of Loch Sunart, 24 miles SW. of Fort William; P.O., T.O.; Strontian House, seat, is in vicinity.

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