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TITLE
Aird Farm near Badachro, 1957
EXTERNAL ID
GAIRLOCHM_963
PLACENAME
Badachro
DISTRICT
Gairloch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Gairloch
DATE OF IMAGE
1957
PERIOD
1950s
SOURCE
Gairloch Heritage Museum
ASSET ID
6272
KEYWORDS
farms
coasts
Aird Farm near Badachro, 1957

A photograph looking across Loch Gairloch to the cultivated fields of Aird Farm at Badachro, taken in 1957.

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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Aird Farm near Badachro, 1957

ROSS: Gairloch

1950s

farms; coasts

Gairloch Heritage Museum

Gairloch Heritage Museum, Photograph Collection

A photograph looking across Loch Gairloch to the cultivated fields of Aird Farm at Badachro, taken in 1957. <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>