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TITLE
Shore Street, Applecross
EXTERNAL ID
HC_PLANNING_01_037_0940
PLACENAME
Applecross
DISTRICT
Lochcarron
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Applecross
PERIOD
1970s
CREATOR
T. Kenneth MacKenzie
SOURCE
The Highland Council Planning Department
ASSET ID
13724
KEYWORDS
village
coast
Shore Street, Applecross

Shore Street in Applecross is accurately named, with the waters of the Inner Sound lapping the wall beside the road. In the background, the small settlement of Cruarg can be seen across Applecross Bay, and the houses pictured have lovely views to the Isle of Raasay to the west. In the other direction, the single track road passes through Milton and follows a coastline of sheltered inlets and rocky promontories, through crofting and fishing communities to Toscaig at the southern end of the Applecross peninsula, from where Skye can be seen across the Sound. The area was accessible only by boat for centuries, until a road was built over the Bealach na Bà, the Pass of the Cattle, from Kishorn. The steep ascent to 2053ft/625m ensured limited access in bad weather, and it was not until the 1970s that another road was built to Shieldaig to the north of Applecross, opening up the area further.

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Shore Street, Applecross

ROSS: Applecross

1970s

village; coast

The Highland Council Planning Department

The Highland Council Planning Dept

Shore Street in Applecross is accurately named, with the waters of the Inner Sound lapping the wall beside the road. In the background, the small settlement of Cruarg can be seen across Applecross Bay, and the houses pictured have lovely views to the Isle of Raasay to the west. In the other direction, the single track road passes through Milton and follows a coastline of sheltered inlets and rocky promontories, through crofting and fishing communities to Toscaig at the southern end of the Applecross peninsula, from where Skye can be seen across the Sound. The area was accessible only by boat for centuries, until a road was built over the Bealach na Bà, the Pass of the Cattle, from Kishorn. The steep ascent to 2053ft/625m ensured limited access in bad weather, and it was not until the 1970s that another road was built to Shieldaig to the north of Applecross, opening up the area further.