Innis Chonain

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Innis Chonain
Gaelic nameInnis Chonain
Meaning of nameIsland of St Conan
Innis Chonain is located in Argyll and Bute
Innis Chonain
Innis Chonain
Innis Chonain shown within Argyll and Bute
OS grid referenceNN107258
Coordinates56°23′N 5°04′W / 56.39°N 5.07°W / 56.39; -5.07
Physical geography
Island groupLoch Awe
Area8 ha
Highest elevation62 m above sea level
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Council areaArgyll and Bute
Population rank76 (Freshwater: 5) [2]

Innis Chonain or Innischonan is an island in Loch Awe, Scotland connected to the mainland by a bridge.

Loch Awe showing some of the islands in the loch, including Innis Chonain

Walter Douglas Campbell, great-grandfather of the Duke of Argyll built a large house on Innis Chonain and St Conan's Tower in Lochawe as a winter home for the family.[4] Walter was a self-made architect and delighted in building unusual properties, including St Conan’s Kirk, which is on the mainland nearby, an eccentric blend of church styles.[5]

Coordinates: 56°23′13″N 5°3′57″W / 56.38694°N 5.06583°W / 56.38694; -5.06583


  1. ^ National Records of Scotland (15 August 2013) (pdf) Statistical Bulletin: 2011 Census: First Results on Population and Household Estimates for Scotland - Release 1C (Part Two). "Appendix 2: Population and households on Scotland’s inhabited islands". Retrieved 17 August 2013.
  2. ^ Area and population ranks: there are c. 300 islands over 20 ha in extent and 93 permanently inhabited islands were listed in the 2011 census.
  3. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 50 Glen Orchy & Loch Etive (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2013. ISBN 9780319229781.
  4. ^ "St Conan's Tower Apartments". Archived from the original on 22 June 2007. Retrieved 24 August 2007. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  5. ^ "Lochawe". Undiscovered Scotland. Retrieved 24 August 2007.