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TITLE
Laide Chapel, Wester Ross
EXTERNAL ID
PC_WDOWNIE_020
PLACENAME
Laide
DISTRICT
Gairloch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Gairloch
SOURCE
W Downie
ASSET ID
30197
KEYWORDS
chapels
burial grounds
Laide Chapel, Wester Ross

Laide is a small settlement on the south side of Gruinard Bay, an inlet of the sea, in Wester Ross. It is situated at the junction of the road which climbs up steep Cabeg Hill and the single track road to the remote crofting townships of Mellon Udrigle and Opinan, where the road ends.

This view shows the graveyard and ruined chapel at Laide, also known as the Chapel of Sand of Udrigil. It is said the building dates from 1713 when George Mackenzie of Gruinard either restored or rebuilt an earlier chapel which was believed to have been built by St. Columba. In the nineteenth century the chapel fell in to disuse and services were held in a nearby cave

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Laide Chapel, Wester Ross

ROSS: Gairloch

chapels; burial grounds

W Downie

Laide is a small settlement on the south side of Gruinard Bay, an inlet of the sea, in Wester Ross. It is situated at the junction of the road which climbs up steep Cabeg Hill and the single track road to the remote crofting townships of Mellon Udrigle and Opinan, where the road ends. <br /> <br /> This view shows the graveyard and ruined chapel at Laide, also known as the Chapel of Sand of Udrigil. It is said the building dates from 1713 when George Mackenzie of Gruinard either restored or rebuilt an earlier chapel which was believed to have been built by St. Columba. In the nineteenth century the chapel fell in to disuse and services were held in a nearby cave