Morvern, derived from Gaelic – A’ Mhoirbhairne (meaning Sea-Gap) is a picturesque area in the South West Highlands of Scotland on the coast overlooking the Island of Mull.
Comprising of approximately 200 square miles the area is primarily mountainous and bounded to the south by the Sound of Mull, the north by Glen Tarbert and Ardgour, the west by Loch Sunart and the Ardnamurchan peninsula and the east by Loch Linnhe.
An area of approximately 250 square miles Morvern offers a diverse landscape including magnificent mountains, deciduous woodlands, stunning shorelines and much more.
The main settlement is the village of Lochaline, with a population of around 300, which is located on the sea loch of Loch Aline on the north shore of the Sound of Mull.
The derivation of the name Loch Aline causes some disagreement amongst scholars meaning either Loch Àlainn – beautiful loch or Loch ath a’ linne – the loch of the ford of the pool. Either way, the setting of Loch Aline is one of great beauty with the steep shores of the loch largely covered in deciduous woodland and offering stunning views of the hills of Mull as a background.