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TITLE
Badachro Bay from the South, Gairloch
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0524
PLACENAME
Badachro
DISTRICT
Gairloch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Gairloch
PERIOD
1940s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32450
KEYWORDS
postcards
villages
lochs
anchorages
Tioram
Sgeir Ghlas
Horrisdale
Thor
Vikings
Norse
fishing
holidaymakers
Badachro Bay from the South, Gairloch

This postcard shows Badachro Bay from the south, Gairloch. In the background is the northern shore of Loch 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.

In the centre is Eilean Tioram, meaning Dry Island, which is connected to the mainland by a causeway and to the right of it is the smaller island of Sgeir Ghlas, grey rock. Behind is the largest island, Eilean Horrisdale. The name comes from Thor, the Norse God of thunder, and is a reminder that the Vikings once held sway along this coast.

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. There were two curing stations - one on Eilean Horrisdale and one on Eilean Tioram. Lobsters, crabs and prawns are still landed here and sent to the markets both in the south and in Europe.

This quiet, remote spot is popular with holidaymakers who come to enjoy the beautiful scenery and wildlife.

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Badachro Bay from the South, Gairloch

ROSS: Gairloch

1940s

postcards; villages; lochs; anchorages; Tioram; Sgeir Ghlas; Horrisdale; Thor; Vikings; Norse; fishing; holidaymakers

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows Badachro Bay from the south, Gairloch. In the background is the northern shore of Loch 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 /> In the centre is Eilean Tioram, meaning Dry Island, which is connected to the mainland by a causeway and to the right of it is the smaller island of Sgeir Ghlas, grey rock. Behind is the largest island, Eilean Horrisdale. The name comes from Thor, the Norse God of thunder, and is a reminder that the Vikings once held sway along this coast. <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. There were two curing stations - one on Eilean Horrisdale and one on Eilean Tioram. Lobsters, crabs and prawns are still landed here and sent to the markets both in the south and in Europe.<br /> <br /> This quiet, remote spot is popular with holidaymakers who come to enjoy the beautiful scenery and wildlife.