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TITLE
Strath, Gairloch
EXTERNAL ID
PC_GHENDRY_014
PLACENAME
Gairloch
DISTRICT
Gairloch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Gairloch
SOURCE
George Hendry
ASSET ID
22557
KEYWORDS
landscapes
coasts
Strath, Gairloch

This photograph shows a shore-side view of Strath, in Wester Ross. Strath is one of several small crofting communities located along the shores of Loch Gairloch, which have been, in recent times, collectively termed Gairloch. Strath was originally largely settled when crofters were relocated during the Clearances to the coast, in order to make way for extensive sheep farming. The raised beach, as seen in the photograph, provided flat land suitable for small-scale agriculture, which the inhabitants supplemented with fishing.

Gairloch, a village on the north-west coast of Ross and Cromarty, derives its name from the Gaelic for 'short loch' and is located on Flowerdale Bay, a sheltered inlet which has been in the past, and still remains, an important anchorage on the coastline for fishing boats and yachts.

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Strath, Gairloch

ROSS: Gairloch

landscapes; coasts

George Hendry

This photograph shows a shore-side view of Strath, in Wester Ross. Strath is one of several small crofting communities located along the shores of Loch Gairloch, which have been, in recent times, collectively termed Gairloch. Strath was originally largely settled when crofters were relocated during the Clearances to the coast, in order to make way for extensive sheep farming. The raised beach, as seen in the photograph, provided flat land suitable for small-scale agriculture, which the inhabitants supplemented with fishing.<br /> <br /> Gairloch, a village on the north-west coast of Ross and Cromarty, derives its name from the Gaelic for 'short loch' and is located on Flowerdale Bay, a sheltered inlet which has been in the past, and still remains, an important anchorage on the coastline for fishing boats and yachts.