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TITLE
The Harbour, Badachro looking to Strath, Gairloch
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0536
PLACENAME
Badachro
DISTRICT
Gairloch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Gairloch
PERIOD
1940s; 1950s
CREATOR
J Valentine & Co.
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32462
KEYWORDS
postcards
hamlets
villages
fishing
Thor
Norse
Horrisdale
Tioram
anchorages
fishing
curing
The Harbour, Badachro looking to Strath, Gairloch

This postcard shows the harbour, Badachro looking to Strath, 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.

Eilean Horrisdale is the largest island. The name comes from Thor, the Norse God of thunder, and is a reminder that the Vikings once held sway along this coast. In front of Eilean Horrisdale is a little island, Eilean Tioram, meaning Dry Island, which is connected to the mainland by a causeway.

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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The Harbour, Badachro looking to Strath, Gairloch

ROSS: Gairloch

1940s; 1950s

postcards; hamlets; villages; fishing; Thor; Norse; Horrisdale; Tioram; anchorages; fishing; curing

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows the harbour, Badachro looking to Strath, 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 /> Eilean Horrisdale is the largest island. The name comes from Thor, the Norse God of thunder, and is a reminder that the Vikings once held sway along this coast. In front of Eilean Horrisdale is a little island, Eilean Tioram, meaning Dry Island, which is connected to the mainland by a causeway. <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.