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TITLE
Achnashellach Lodge
EXTERNAL ID
HCD01192
PLACENAME
Achnashellach
DISTRICT
Lochcarron
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochcarron
PERIOD
1930s; 1940s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
12769
KEYWORDS
house
lodge
estate
Achnashellach Lodge

Achnashellach Lodge is situated in Glen Carron on the A890 road between Lochcarron and Achnasheen. It was built c1870 as a shooting lodge, around the same time the railway was extended from Dingwall to Stromeferry. A private station was built close to the house and is still in use, being popular with walkers and climbers. The Lodge lies above Loch Dhugaill, surrounded by the spruce trees of Achnashellach Forest, with Fuar Tholl (905m) rising behind. The estate which went with the house amounted to 49,000 acres at one time, but by the mid-1870s it had been split up into smaller areas. In the late 1930s the photographer Duncan Macpherson recorded his observations with both his camera and in his books. In Gateway to Skye, he notes while on board a train "halted at Achnashellach station, that down below could be seen Achnashellach Lodge, for a time the residence of His Highness the Maharajah of Gaekwar of Baroda, but now owned by Mrs Stewart Sandeman"


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Achnashellach Lodge

ROSS: Lochcarron

1930s; 1940s

house; lodge; estate

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

Achnashellach Lodge is situated in Glen Carron on the A890 road between Lochcarron and Achnasheen. It was built c1870 as a shooting lodge, around the same time the railway was extended from Dingwall to Stromeferry. A private station was built close to the house and is still in use, being popular with walkers and climbers. The Lodge lies above Loch Dhugaill, surrounded by the spruce trees of Achnashellach Forest, with Fuar Tholl (905m) rising behind. The estate which went with the house amounted to 49,000 acres at one time, but by the mid-1870s it had been split up into smaller areas. In the late 1930s the photographer Duncan Macpherson recorded his observations with both his camera and in his books. In Gateway to Skye, he notes while on board a train "halted at Achnashellach station, that down below could be seen Achnashellach Lodge, for a time the residence of His Highness the Maharajah of Gaekwar of Baroda, but now owned by Mrs Stewart Sandeman" <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 />