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Gaelic: An Caol
Kilmallie Road, Caol - - 2145449.jpg
Kilmallie Road
Grid reference: NN108762
Location: 56°50’17"N, 5°6’7"W
Population: 797
Post town: Fort William
Postcode: PH33
Local Government
Council: Highland

Caol is a village in north-east Argyllshire near Fort William in Inverness-shire. It lies about a mile and a half north of Fort William town centre, on the shore of Loch Linnhe within the parish of Kilmallie.

The name "Caol" is from the Gaelic for "narrow", in this case the narrow water between Loch Linnhe and Loch Eil.

The Caledonian Canal passes by to the north-west of Caol, while the Great Glen Way long-distance footpath passes through the village before following the canal towpath.

The village is largely residential, and has a school, Caol Primary School.[1]

The local shinty team are Kilmallie Shinty Club, who play at Canal Park in the west of Caol.


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