Descriptive gazetteer entries

These other entries in our collection of descriptive gazetteers are also about Glenelg. You may be able to find further references to Glenelg in the descriptive gazetteers by doing a full-text search here.

Place Type of entry Source
Glenelg a coast village Groome

This additional information from our descriptive gazetteers is for locations within the parish or parishes associated with Glenelg.

Place Type of entry Source
Arnisdale village Bartholomew
Arnisdale a village Groome
Barrisdale a mansion Groome
Barrisdale House seat Bartholomew
Ben Scrial a mountain Groome
Earir school Bartholomew
Glasnacardock school Bartholomew
Glenbeg a glen Groome
Hourn a sea-loch Groome
Inverguseran House Bartholomew
Inverie hamlet and seat Bartholomew
Knoydart district Bartholomew
Laorben (Ladbar Bheinn) mountain Bartholomew
Nevis, Loch arm of the sea Bartholomew

Travel writing

This website includes the complete texts of books describing journeys around Britain, written between the twelfth and nineteenth centuries. Selecting one of the links below will take you to the first reference to Glenelg within the selected text. This will not always be a description of a visit: travellers often mention places other than where they are, for example as a basis for comparison.

Traveller Section No. of Refs.
James Boswell Sept. 1st to 7th, 1773: Glen Moriston to Skye 5
Samuel Johnson Glen Shiel and Glen Elg 2
James Boswell August 27th to 31st, 1773: Forres to Glen Moriston via Inverness 1
James Boswell October 9th to 16th, 1773: Mull 1
Thomas Pennant Appendix II: Of Elgin and the Shire of Murray 1

This website includes two large libraries, of historical travel writing and of entries from nineteenth century gazetteers describing places. We have text from these sources available for these places near your location:

Place Mentioned in Travel Writing Mentioned in Hist. Gazetteer
Bernera Barracks 0 1
Balmacarra 0 2
Kyleakin 0 2
Eilean Donan 0 2
Dornie 0 2
Inverinate 0 2
Isle Ornsay 0 2
Plockton 0 2
Knoydart 0 2
Barrisdale 0 1
Stromeferry 0 2
Broadford 0 2
Sleat 11 4
Lochalsh 0 2
Inverie 0 2
Strath 0 2
Glenshiel 1 2
Lochcarron 0 4
Armadale 0 2
Dunscaith 0 2