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TITLE
Shieldaig
EXTERNAL ID
HCD01006
PLACENAME
Shieldaig
DISTRICT
Lochcarron
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Applecross
PERIOD
1930s; 1940s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
12650
KEYWORDS
Shieldaig
village
shore
island
loch
Shieldaig

Shieldaig is a fishing and crofting community in Ross-shire, situated on the shores of Loch Shieldaig, which opens into Loch Torridon. The single row of houses along the shore are mostly 19thC, and look out onto the thirty-two acre Shieldaig Island covered in Scots Pine, which once formed a vast forest covering much of the Scottish Highlands. The island has been owned by The National Trust for Scotland since 1970. Duncan Macpherson, the photographer, visited Shieldaig several times from his home in Kyle of Lochalsh, and in his book 'Where I Belong', discusses the lack of suitable roads in the area. He mentions the lack of a burial ground in Shieldaig, necessitating a three mile crossing of Loch Torridon or a six mile trek partially on a hill path as there was no direct road between Shieldaig and the village of Torridon. The stretch of the A896 known as the Balgy Gap was completed in 1963 to link the two villages properly


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Shieldaig

ROSS: Applecross

1930s; 1940s

Shieldaig; village; shore; island; loch

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

Shieldaig is a fishing and crofting community in Ross-shire, situated on the shores of Loch Shieldaig, which opens into Loch Torridon. The single row of houses along the shore are mostly 19thC, and look out onto the thirty-two acre Shieldaig Island covered in Scots Pine, which once formed a vast forest covering much of the Scottish Highlands. The island has been owned by The National Trust for Scotland since 1970. Duncan Macpherson, the photographer, visited Shieldaig several times from his home in Kyle of Lochalsh, and in his book 'Where I Belong', discusses the lack of suitable roads in the area. He mentions the lack of a burial ground in Shieldaig, necessitating a three mile crossing of Loch Torridon or a six mile trek partially on a hill path as there was no direct road between Shieldaig and the village of Torridon. The stretch of the A896 known as the Balgy Gap was completed in 1963 to link the two villages properly <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 />