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Balmaha, Stirling

Balmaha is a hamlet on the eastern shore of Loch Lomond in the council area of Stirling, Scotland. The name Balmaha derives from the Gaelic Bealach Mo-Cha, 'the pass of Saint Mo-Cha'. The pass referred to is now named The Pass of Balmaha, a narrow route between hills at the north end of the village, carrying the road north along Loch Lomond. The saint referred to is Kentigerna, patron saint of the parish who was culted especially on the nearby island of Inchcailloch ('Island of Nuns').
Administrative CountyStirling
Traditional CountyStirlingshire
OS GridNS4290
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityCentral Scotland

Balmaha, Stirling in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Balmaha, hamlet with pier, Buchanan par., W. Stirlingshire, on Loch Lomond, 4 miles NW. of Drymen; the Loch Lomond steamers cross from here to Luss.Balmaha Pass is in the vicinity.

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