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TITLE
Aultbea Hotel and Bay
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0688
PLACENAME
Aultbea
DISTRICT
Gairloch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Gairloch
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32608
KEYWORDS
aultbea hotel
loch ewe
wester ross
Aultbea Hotel and Bay

Aultbea is a small, friendly community lying along the shores of Loch Ewe, Wester Ross.

During World War II, Aultbea became an important naval base when Loch Ewe was used as a strategic assembly point for convoys before they left for the dangerous route to Scandinavia and Russia. It was from here that the great convoys set off for Murmansk, West Africa and North America. The Aultbea Hotel is fondly remembered by those who survived and still come to visit with their stories of drinking beer from jam jars, due to wartime rationing and shortages.

Built originally in 1850 as a hunting lodge by Lord Zetland.

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Aultbea Hotel and Bay

ROSS: Gairloch

aultbea hotel; loch ewe; wester ross

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Aultbea is a small, friendly community lying along the shores of Loch Ewe, Wester Ross. <br /> <br /> During World War II, Aultbea became an important naval base when Loch Ewe was used as a strategic assembly point for convoys before they left for the dangerous route to Scandinavia and Russia. It was from here that the great convoys set off for Murmansk, West Africa and North America. The Aultbea Hotel is fondly remembered by those who survived and still come to visit with their stories of drinking beer from jam jars, due to wartime rationing and shortages.<br /> <br /> Built originally in 1850 as a hunting lodge by Lord Zetland.