LOCH SHIEL, a lake near the Atlantic seaboard of Scotland, lying between the district of Moidart in Inverness-shire and the districts of Ardgour and Sunart in Argyllshire.
The boundary line between the two counties is drawn lengthwise down the centre of the lake and is continued down the river Shiel to the sea.
Of Loch Shiel, into which it flows by the Polloch.
For fully three-fourths of its length Loch Shiel has a south-westerly direction, but at Eilean Fhianain (Finnan's Island) it strikes towards the west.
It receives the Finnan and other small streams and discharges by the Shiel to the salt-water Loch Moidart.
L.1 Shiel, Life and Manners in Persia (London, 1856); Sir A.