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TITLE
Badachro from Aird
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0521
PLACENAME
Badachro
DISTRICT
Gairloch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Gairloch
PERIOD
1950s
CREATOR
J Valentine & Co.
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32447
KEYWORDS
postcards
villages
lochs
anchorages
islands
Thor
Vikings
Norse
fishing
holidaymakers
haymaking
scythes
Badachro from Aird

This postcard shows Badachro Village, Gairloch.

The township of Badachro, meaning cattle fold clump, is idyllically situated on an inlet of Loch Gairloch in Wester Ross. Sheltered by several islands the bay provides a safe anchorage for fishing boats and yachts.

At the end of the nineteenth century Badachro was a busy fishing centre. Fish, in particular cod, landed here and at Gairloch, was dried at Badachro. Lobsters, crabs and prawns are still landed here and sent to the markets both in the south and in Europe.

In the foreground of the postcard are bundles of hay stacked to dry. Harvest was an important time in the crofting calendar. Scythes were used to cut the hay and the work was strenuous and long. Everyone who was able was involved, and many school log books note that attendance was low during the harvest weeks as children helped with the work.

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Badachro from Aird

ROSS: Gairloch

1950s

postcards; villages; lochs; anchorages; islands; Thor; Vikings; Norse; fishing; holidaymakers; haymaking; scythes

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows Badachro Village, Gairloch.<br /> <br /> The township of Badachro, meaning cattle fold clump, is idyllically situated on an inlet of Loch Gairloch in Wester Ross. Sheltered by several islands the bay provides a safe anchorage for fishing boats and yachts. <br /> <br /> At the end of the nineteenth century Badachro was a busy fishing centre. Fish, in particular cod, landed here and at Gairloch, was dried at Badachro. Lobsters, crabs and prawns are still landed here and sent to the markets both in the south and in Europe.<br /> <br /> In the foreground of the postcard are bundles of hay stacked to dry. Harvest was an important time in the crofting calendar. Scythes were used to cut the hay and the work was strenuous and long. Everyone who was able was involved, and many school log books note that attendance was low during the harvest weeks as children helped with the work.