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Port Ellen, Argyll and Bute (Port Eilein)

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Port Ellen, Argyll and Bute (Port Eilein)

Port Ellen is a small town on the island of Islay, in Argyll, Scotland. Port Ellen is named after the wife of the founder, Frederick Campbell of Islay. Its previous name, Leòdamas, is derived from old Norse meaning "Leòd's Harbour". Port Ellen is built around Loch Leodamais, Islay's main deep water harbour. It is the largest town on Islay, only slightly larger than Bowmore and provides the main ferry connection between Islay and the mainland, at Kennacraig.
Post townISLE OF ISLAY
Administrative CountyArgyll and Bute
Traditional CountyArgyllshire
OS GridNR3645
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Region
CountryScotland
Police AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01496
 

Other names by which Port Ellen, Argyll and Bute (Port Eilein) has been known in the past

Port Ellen/Port Eilein ~ Port Eilein

Port Ellen, Argyll and Bute (Port Eilein) in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Port Ellen, seaport vil., Kildalton par., Islay island, Argyllshire, 12 miles SE. of Bowmore, pop. 989; P.O., T.O.; has a commodious quay, and carries on a considerable amount of fishing; it has also a large distillery. On Carraig Fadda Point, at W. entrance of harbour, is a lighthouse 60 ft. high, with fixed light (Port Ellen) 45 ft. above high water and seen 12 miles.

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