Aharacle

   AHARACLE, or Acharacle, late a quoad sacra parish, in the parish of Ardnamurchan, partly in the district and county of Argyll, and partly in county Inverness; containing 2016 inhabitants. It is about twenty-four miles in its greatest length, and ten in breadth, and is formed, for the most part, of the eastern portion of Ardnamurchan, and includes the islands of Shonaveg, Portavata, and Shona. The ecclesiastical affairs are under the superintendence of the presbytery of Mull and synod of Argyll; the stipend of the minister is £120, subject to a deduction for communion elements, and there is a manse, with a glebe valued at £2.10. The church, which stands at the west end of Lochshiel, and about four miles distant from the nearest boundary of the district, the Western Ocean, was built in 1829, and contains 270 sittings: another place of worship connected with the Establishment, is distant from the parochial church about eleven miles. A great portion of the population are Roman Catholics.

A Topographical dictionary of Scotland. . 1856.

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  • Ardnamurchan —    ARDNAMURCHAN, a parish, partly in the county of Argyll, and partly in the county of Inverness; comprising the quoad sacra districts of Aharacle and Strontian, and containing 5581 inhabitants. The present parish of Ardnamurchan, previously to… …   A Topographical dictionary of Scotland

  • Acharacle —    ACHARACLE.    See Aharacle …   A Topographical dictionary of Scotland

  • Portavata —    PORTAVATA, an island, in that portion of the parish of Ardnamurchan which formed part of the late quoad sacra parish of Aharacle, county of Inverness; containing 58 inhabitants. It lies a short distance eastward of Shona island, in Loch… …   A Topographical dictionary of Scotland

  • Shona —    SHONA, an island, in that part of the parish of Ardnamurchan which formed part of the late quoad sacra parish of Aharacle, county of Inverness; containing 110 inhabitants. This island is situated in Loch Moidart, on the western coast, and is… …   A Topographical dictionary of Scotland

  • Shonaveg —    SHONAVEG, an island, in that part of the parish of Ardnamurchan which formed part of the late quoad sacra parish of Aharacle, county of Inverness; containing 26 inhabitants. This is a small isle, on the east side of Shona island, in Loch… …   A Topographical dictionary of Scotland

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