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TITLE
Return of the Kirk Folk, Badachro Pier
EXTERNAL ID
GAIRLOCHM_182
PLACENAME
Badachro
DISTRICT
Gairloch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Gairloch
SOURCE
Gairloch Heritage Museum
ASSET ID
5304
KEYWORDS
church congregations
boats
piers
Return of the Kirk Folk, Badachro Pier

A photograph showing residents of Badachro tying up to the pier after returning from the Kirk (church). The nearest church would have been at Gairloch, across the sea-loch.

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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Return of the Kirk Folk, Badachro Pier

ROSS: Gairloch

church congregations; boats; piers

Gairloch Heritage Museum

Gairloch Heritage Museum, Photograph Collection

A photograph showing residents of Badachro tying up to the pier after returning from the Kirk (church). The nearest church would have been at Gairloch, across the sea-loch.<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>