Creran  Argyll


In 1882-4, Frances Groome's Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland described Creran like this:

Creran, a stream and a sea-loch in the N of Argyllshire, separating the district of Appin from the parish of Ardchattan. The stream rises 4¾ miles SSE of Ballachulish, on the south-western slope of Sgor na h-Ulaidh (3258 feet), at 2500 feet above sea-level, and thence winds 11¼ miles west-south-westward to the head of the sea-loch. ...

The lower part of its glen is finely wooded, and here it receives the Ure, and traverses Loch Fasnacloich; its waters are strictly preserved, and the salmon and trout fishing is good.-The sea-loch curves 8 miles west-south-westward, north-westward, and south-westward to Loch Linnhe, opposite the upper part of Lismore Island, and nowhere is more than 13/8 mile broad, whilst narrowing to 2 furlongs at its mouth near Shian Ferry, and to 1 furlong towards its head near Creagan Ferry, being Crossed at these two ferries by different routes from Oban to Ballachulish. With an average depth of 15 fathoms, and a spring-tide of 15 feet, it affords good harbourage in all its lower parts. By Dorothy Wordsworth it is described as ` a large irregular sea-loch, with low sloping banks, coppice woods, and uncultivated grounds, with a scattering of cornfields; as it appeared to ns, very thinly inhabited; mountains at a distance.' See Glen Creran.—Ord. Sur., shs. 45, e3,1876-77.

Creran through time

Creran is now part of Argyll and Bute district. Click here for graphs and data of how Argyll and Bute has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Creran itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Creran in Argyll and Bute | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 25th April 2024

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