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TITLE
Gairloch Pier
EXTERNAL ID
GAIRLOCHM_1160
PLACENAME
Gairloch
DISTRICT
Gairloch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Gairloch
SOURCE
Gairloch Heritage Museum
ASSET ID
6502
KEYWORDS
landscapes
coasts
piers
Gairloch Pier

This photograph shows a view from the north shore of Flowerdale Bay, across the scenic village of Gairloch to the south side of the bay. Gairloch, a village on the north-west coast of Ross and Cromarty, derives its name from the Gaelic for 'short loch' and is located on Flowerdale Bay, a sheltered inlet which has been in the past, and still remains, an important anchorage on the west coastline for fishing boats and yachts.

The Gairloch community once consisted of a number of small scattered settlements. Prior to the completion of the road in 1843 (the current A832) access to the area was almost exclusively by sea. Once 'opened up', the Gairloch area became a popular destination for Victorian tourists wishing to sample a taste of the Highland 'sublime'. The area experienced a boom following a royal visit in 1877 by Queen Victoria, who rested there during her stay at nearby Loch Maree Hotel.

Today, the village continues to generate income through its connection with the sea, primarily through crab and lobster fishing and the collection of shellfish. Tourism remains of vital importance, although visitors are more likely to make the trip with a view to head out into the hills and explore the area's rugged coastline, rather than bathe on one of the area's numerous beaches or stalk deer in the hills, as their Victorian precursors were want to do.


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Gairloch Pier

ROSS: Gairloch

landscapes; coasts; piers;

Gairloch Heritage Museum

Gairloch Heritage Museum, Photograph Collection

This photograph shows a view from the north shore of Flowerdale Bay, across the scenic village of Gairloch to the south side of the bay. Gairloch, a village on the north-west coast of Ross and Cromarty, derives its name from the Gaelic for 'short loch' and is located on Flowerdale Bay, a sheltered inlet which has been in the past, and still remains, an important anchorage on the west coastline for fishing boats and yachts. <br /> <br /> The Gairloch community once consisted of a number of small scattered settlements. Prior to the completion of the road in 1843 (the current A832) access to the area was almost exclusively by sea. Once 'opened up', the Gairloch area became a popular destination for Victorian tourists wishing to sample a taste of the Highland 'sublime'. The area experienced a boom following a royal visit in 1877 by Queen Victoria, who rested there during her stay at nearby Loch Maree Hotel.<br /> <br /> Today, the village continues to generate income through its connection with the sea, primarily through crab and lobster fishing and the collection of shellfish. Tourism remains of vital importance, although visitors are more likely to make the trip with a view to head out into the hills and explore the area's rugged coastline, rather than bathe on one of the area's numerous beaches or stalk deer in the hills, as their Victorian precursors were want to do. <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>