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OS grid reference NG744687
Civil parish
  • Gairloch
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Gairloch
Postcode district IV21
Dialling code 01445
Police Northern
Fire Highlands and Islands
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament
  • Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Scottish Parliament
  • Ross, Skye and Inverness West
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57°39′08″N 5°46′58″W / 57.6522°N 5.78276°W / 57.6522; -5.78276Coordinates: 57°39′08″N 5°46′58″W / 57.6522°N 5.78276°W / 57.6522; -5.78276

Redpoint (Scottish Gaelic: An Rubha Dearg) is a small settlement in the north west of Highland, Scotland. It takes its name from Red Point, a low promontory to the south, which marks a turn in the coastline from facing west to south east as it becomes Loch Torridon.

Redpoint lies about 10 miles (16 km) south west of Gairloch, at the end of the B8056 road. A path leading from the road leads to a viewpoint from which it is possible (on a clear day) to see almost all of the north eastern coast of the Isle of Skye.

The villages of South Erradale, Opinan and Port Henderson are north along the B8056 coast road.

Scottish electronic music band Boards of Canada released the album Geogaddi in 2002 that contains the track "The Beach at Redpoint".

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