|Coordinates||58°30′18″N 4°40′12″W / 58.505°N 4.670°WCoordinates: 58°30′18″N 4°40′12″W / 58.505°N 4.670°W|
|Loch Eriboll Lighthouse|
|Coordinates||58°31′00″N 4°38′54″W / 58.516804°N 4.648422°W|
|Height||5 metres (16 ft)|
|Shape||square parallelepiped clad tower with white panels as daymark and light|
|Operator||Northern Lighthouse Board|
|First lit||2003 (current)|
|Focal height||19 metres (62 ft)|
|Range||13 nmi (24 km; 15 mi) (white), 10 nmi (19 km; 12 mi) (red)|
|Characteristic||Fl WR 10s.|
Loch Eriboll (Scottish Gaelic: "Loch Euraboil") is a 16 km (9.9 mi) long sea loch on the north coast of Scotland, which has been used for centuries as a deep water anchorage as it is safe from the often stormy seas of Cape Wrath and the Pentland Firth.
Bronze Age remains can be found in the area, including a souterrain and a very well preserved wheelhouse on the hillside above the west shore. A small scale lime industry developed here in the 19th century and Ard Neakie, a promontory on the eastern shore of the loch, had four large lime kilns developed in around 1870. Before the development of the coast road around the loch in 1890, the Heilam ferry ran from the quay at Portnancon on the west shore to Ard Neakie. Both Ard Neakie and Portnancon were fishing stations.
Around the shores of the loch are the crofting townships of Eriboll, Laid, Heilam, Portnancon and Rispond.
Eilean Hoan is located at the northern, seaward end of the loch and there are various small islets in the vicinity including A' Ghoil-sgeir, An Cruachan, An Dubh-sgeir, Eilean Clùimhrig, and Pocan Smoo. Today it is a largely unspoilt wilderness, in a region of high rainfall and with the lowest population density in the UK.
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Haswell-Smith, Hamish (2004). The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh: Canongate. ISBN 978-1-84195-454-7.
- "Loch Eriboll Aquaculture Framework Plan" (PDF). The Planning and Development Service, the Highland Council. August 2000.
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