The Strontian Area

Strontian is situated at the head of Loch Sunart on the Ardnamurchan penninsula.  It gave the element Strontium it’s name having been identified in the granite hills above the village in 1790.   It has a thriving population and is home to the Ardnamurchan Community High School , with library and facilities which are superb.  Throughout the year there are regular evening events held here which may be of interest to the visitor.  These are advertised locally.

The population is rising but stands at about 450 folks. The village stretches out towards Acharacle and over to Loch Shiel past magnificent mountain scenery with wildlife abounding.  You may even catch a rare sight of a Golden or white tailed Sea eagle and fishing otter.  Ardnamurchan is a stronghold for the pine martin which can very often be seen in wooded areas.   There are few restrictions and there is unhindered access to rural and coastal walks.  A nature reserve at Ariundle allows for beautiful woodland walking and mountain biking.  Following the rules of the countryside code is all that is asked.

There is a Tourist Information Centre (closed Nov – March), a mini market and a post office/ general store.  The latter is the last place you can purchase fuel as you go west down the peninsula towards Ardnamurchan Point.

Studio Six is not routinley open to the general public, however if you are calling regarding a commission or a class –  a visit  can be arranged by emailing me at: jean@studiosix.co.uk or by phone on   07876610423 or by filling in the Enquiry page on this web site.