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TITLE
Baosbheinn and Ben Alligin From Aird, Badachro
EXTERNAL ID
GAIRLOCHM_072
PLACENAME
Badachro
DISTRICT
Gairloch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Gairloch
SOURCE
Gairloch Heritage Museum
ASSET ID
5085
KEYWORDS
villages
landscapes
mountains
Baosbheinn and Ben Alligin From Aird, Badachro

A view looking south-east from the Aird, across Badachro towards Baosbheinn and Ben Alligin in the distance.

Baosbheinn rises to a height of 875m (2870 feet) at the heart of the Shieldaig Forest, while Ben Alligin is in the Torridon estate and rises to 985m (3232 feet).

Badachro is a remote fishing village located three kilometres south of Gairloch, on the banks of Loch Badachro. An excellent natural anchorage, it was a busy fishing village during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Cod was landed in the village and dried at the nearby curing stations at Eilean Horrisdale and Eilean Tioram.

The cod fishing industry has long since declined, but lobsters, crabs and prawns are still landed at the village, bound for markets in the south and in Europe. The village's excellent harbour means that it is also a popular anchorage for yachts.


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Baosbheinn and Ben Alligin From Aird, Badachro

ROSS: Gairloch

villages; landscapes; mountains

Gairloch Heritage Museum

Gairloch Heritage Museum, Photograph Collection

A view looking south-east from the Aird, across Badachro towards Baosbheinn and Ben Alligin in the distance. <br /> <br /> Baosbheinn rises to a height of 875m (2870 feet) at the heart of the Shieldaig Forest, while Ben Alligin is in the Torridon estate and rises to 985m (3232 feet).<br /> <br /> Badachro is a remote fishing village located three kilometres south of Gairloch, on the banks of Loch Badachro. An excellent natural anchorage, it was a busy fishing village during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Cod was landed in the village and dried at the nearby curing stations at Eilean Horrisdale and Eilean Tioram.<br /> <br /> The cod fishing industry has long since declined, but lobsters, crabs and prawns are still landed at the village, bound for markets in the south and in Europe. The village's excellent harbour means that it is also a popular anchorage for yachts. <br /> <br /> <br /> This image may be available to purchase.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href="mailto: info@gairlochheritagemuseum.org">Gairloch Heritage Museum</a>