Port Ellen

infobox UK place
country = Scotland
official_name= Port Ellen
gaelic_name= Port Ìlein
latitude= 55.63
longitude= -6.18
os_grid_reference= NR365455
unitary_scotland= Argyll and Bute
lieutenancy_scotland= Argyll and Bute
constituency_westminster= Argyll and Bute
constituency_scottish_parliament= Argyll and Bute
post_town= ISLE OF ISLAY
postcode_district = PA42
postcode_area= PA
dial_code= 01496

static_image_caption = Port Ellen

Port Ellen is a small town in Argyll, Scotland. It is the second largest town on the island of Islay, after Bowmore.

Port Ellen provides the main ferry connection between Islay and the mainland, at Kennacraig. It is the home of the Port Ellen Distillery, which ceased production of Scotch whisky in 1983, although a large malting is still in operation.

In Gaelic the place name would be "Port Ìlein". It is named after the wife of Frederick Campbell of Islay.

The old name is "Leòdamas", derived from old Norse meaning "Leòd's Harbour".

The former secretary general of NATO, George Robertson, Baron Robertson of Port Ellen was born here on 12 April, 1946.

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