Image © Bob Jones
Latitude: 55º 44'N
Longitude: 06º 18'W
Ownership: Bowmore Harbour Association
Usage: Leisure, Fishing
Contact name: The Honorary Treasurer
Address: 2 Lighthouse Buildings, Bowmore, Isle of Islay, PA43 7HZ
Telephone no: 01496 810627
About BowmoreLoch Indaal is shallow and Bowmore's fishing harbour has never been accessible to large vessels. Until the harbour silted up in the 1920s, steamers from Glasgow loaded and unloaded cargo here using lighters.
In the second world war Loch Indaal's shallowness was less important than its shelter for the Royal Air Force, who operated flying boats from Bowmore.
These days the harbour, with its odd surround on two sides of low level rocks, is used primarily by pleasure craft.
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