Wishlisted by Matt Mayer
This village in the Highlands of Scotland has a name meaning "nose of the fairy hill". In nearby hills, minerals were mined from the 18th century onwards and the mineral strontianite led to the isolation of the element Strontium in 1808 by Humphrey Davy using the new technique of electrolysis. Strontium was heavily used in making cathode ray tubes for televisions, but new LED and LCD screens do not require it. Today the village has a population of around 350. Visitors come to see the nearby Ariundle Oakwood National Nature Reserve, a remnant of ancient oak woods that once spanned the coast of Europe from Norway to Portugal.
Strontian, Acharacle PH36 4BB, UK