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TITLE
Badachro Bay in winter with the 'Queen Mary' on the shore
EXTERNAL ID
GAIRLOCHM_960
PLACENAME
Badachro
DISTRICT
Gairloch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Gairloch
DATE OF IMAGE
1961
PERIOD
1960s
SOURCE
Gairloch Heritage Museum
ASSET ID
6263
KEYWORDS
boats
coasts
Badachro Bay in winter with the 'Queen Mary' on the shore

A photograph of Badachro Bay, taken during the winter, with the small sailing boat, the 'Queen Mary', seen pulled up the beach.

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.

At the end of the nineteenth century, Badachro was a busy fishing centre. Fish, in particular cod, was landed here and at Gairloch, and 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 of Scotland and England, and further afield in Europe.

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


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Badachro Bay in winter with the 'Queen Mary' on the shore

ROSS: Gairloch

1960s

boats; coasts

Gairloch Heritage Museum

Gairloch Heritage Museum, Photograph Collection

A photograph of Badachro Bay, taken during the winter, with the small sailing boat, the 'Queen Mary', seen pulled up the beach. <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 /> At the end of the nineteenth century, Badachro was a busy fishing centre. Fish, in particular cod, was landed here and at Gairloch, and 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 of Scotland and England, and further afield in Europe.<br /> <br /> This quiet, remote spot is popular with holidaymakers who come to enjoy the beautiful and wild scenery. <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>