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TITLE
Loch Iain Oig, Coilliemore
EXTERNAL ID
HCD00710
PLACENAME
Balmacara
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
PERIOD
1930s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
12421
KEYWORDS
Loch Iain Oig
Loch Palascaig
hydro-electric
Balmacara
Loch Iain Oig, Coilliemore

Loch Iain Oig is situated near Coillemore on what was the old road from Balmacara to Erbusaig, which joined the Plockton/Kyle of Lochalsh road. In the 1930s there was a proposal to use the water from Loch Iain Oig, and nearby Loch Palascaig for a hydro-electric scheme. A report showed that the lochs, situated near the hilltops had no rivers emptying into them, and even in the wet climate of the west coast, there was no guarantee that there would be sufficient rainfall in the winter months, so that plan was abandoned. With the construction of the shore road from Balmacara to Kyle in the 1970s, this once busy route became a secondary route used primarily by people from nearby houses


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Loch Iain Oig, Coilliemore

ROSS: Lochalsh

1930s

Loch Iain Oig; Loch Palascaig; hydro-electric; Balmacara

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

Loch Iain Oig is situated near Coillemore on what was the old road from Balmacara to Erbusaig, which joined the Plockton/Kyle of Lochalsh road. In the 1930s there was a proposal to use the water from Loch Iain Oig, and nearby Loch Palascaig for a hydro-electric scheme. A report showed that the lochs, situated near the hilltops had no rivers emptying into them, and even in the wet climate of the west coast, there was no guarantee that there would be sufficient rainfall in the winter months, so that plan was abandoned. With the construction of the shore road from Balmacara to Kyle in the 1970s, this once busy route became a secondary route used primarily by people from nearby houses <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href= "mailto: skyeandlochalsh.archives@highlifehighland.com" >Skye and Lochalsh Archives</a><br />