Lochcarron, Wester Ross, Scotland
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Population: between 800 and 900

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Nearest large town: Inverness (65 miles / 100 km)
Close to: Applecross: see www.applecross.info
  Isle of Skye: see www.skye.co.uk; www.isleofskye.org.uk
   
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Photos and description of the area Map of the area and travel information
Local businesses and organisations Visitors' impressions
Christianity in the Lochcarron area Accommodation
Property for sale in the Lochcarron area  
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Kyle Line Railway Exhibition
Lochcarron News Page (Lochcarron TV)  

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Photos and description of the area    Back to top of page

Alex Ingram's Lochcarron TV site
http://www.lochcarron.tv/

Hans Zell - Some Lochcarron and Wester Ross Links
http://www.hanszell.co.uk/lochcarron.shtml

Drive through Lochcarron on the net !
http://www.remote.org/frederik/roadhog/scotland/places/lochcarron.html

John Penrose's Holiday Photos (indexes with thumbnail links to lots of nice pictures!)
http://www.jpenrose.freeuk.com/Lochcarron.htm

Vicky Stonebridge's spectacular photos and animated panorama of Lochcarron
http://www.balnacra.com/scenery.htm

Loch Carron photos
http://lochcarron.net

Beautiful photo print for sale
http://www.scotcolour.com/northwestpm/lochcarron.htm

Central Garage photo site: Off Road driving with a difference: Must See!
http://www.angelfire.com/ky/KyleAFC/accident.html

Shieldaig, Torridon & Strome photos
http://www.scotland-info.co.uk/torridon.htm

Baker family's photos
http://www.tighali.co.uk

Highland Gems - A Jewel In Wester Ross (with photos)
http://www.highlanderweb.co.uk/jewel.htm

Donald Ford Gallery photo
http://www.donaldford.com/htmlpics/water5.htm

Strome Castle (with pictures)
http://www.aboutscotland.co.uk/tour/strome/castle.html
http://www.aboutscotland.com/tour/torridonphots/torridon.jpg

The Kyle Line: the railway which passes Loch Carron
http://www.railscot.co.uk/Dingwall_and_Skye_Railway/frame.htm
http://www.railscot.co.uk/Kyle_of_Lochalsh_Extension_Railway/frame.htm
http://www.railscot.co.uk/Highland_Railway/frame.htm
http://www.scotrail.co.uk/kyle.htm

History of the Clan MacRae etc
http://www.mcraeclan.com/ClanHistory/Topics/AngusOgOfGlengarryInvadesLochcarron.htm

Visit Torridon - a neighbouring area to Lochcarron

http://www.VisitTorridon.co.uk

 

Map of the area & travel information    Back to top of page

Area Multimap
http://uk.multimap.com/map/browse.cgi?&X=189000&Y=839000&scale=100000

How to Get to Lochcarron - Hans Zell's very helpful information

http://www.hanszell.co.uk/howto.shtml

Public transport in the Lochcarron area and some points beyond - also from Hans Zell, an extremely useful compilation of 11 timetables of all local public transport

http://www.hanszell.co.uk/timetables.shtml

Conducted tours of the area

http://www.wester-ross-tours.co.uk

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Local businesses and organisations    Back to top of page

Directories of accommodation, business and services in Wester Ross

Celtic Fringe - tourism association
http://www.celticfringe.org.uk/directory.htm

http://www.celticfringe.org.uk/strath.htm

Lochcarron & District Business Association

http://www.lochcarron.org.uk/

Visit Lochcarron - holiday cottages in and around Lochcarron

http://www.visit-lochcarron.com/

Lochcarron Cottages

http://www.lochcarroncottages.co.uk/

Visit Wester Ross

http://www.visitwester-ross.com/

 

Directory of Local facilities (banks, shops, churches, doctors and more!)

http://www.lochcarron.org.uk/tourist_info.htm

Individual Businesses and Organisations

5 Bells Diving

http://www.5bellsdiving.com

Alex Ingram Photographer
http://www.lochcarron.tv/

Applecross Historical Society
http://www.applecrossheritage.org.uk

Attadale House & Gardens
www.attadalegardens.com

Balnacra Pottery (no longer at Balnacra - courtesy of Railtrack)
http://www.balnacra.com

Blythswood Care - Christian relief charity and online bookshop
http://www.blythswood.org
http://www.abebooks.com/home/BLYTHSWOOD/

Carron Pottery, Cam-allt, Strathcarron, IV54 8YX
http://www.carronpottery.com

Carron Restaurant, Cam-allt, Strathcarron, IV54 8YX
http://www.carronrestaurant.com

Fire Service
http://www.lochcarronfirebrigade.co.uk/

Golf Club
http://www.lochcarrongolf.co.uk

Hans Zell - Publishers of reference resources on Africa and African studies. Also a new self-learning resource: Web search for local communities in the Highlands of Scotland: An online self-tutoring guide. Four illustrated guides (4 PDF files, a total of 170 pages in A4 size format) available at a nominal subscription charge of 10 for 12 months of online access.

http://www.hanszell.co.uk/websearch/index.shtml

Highland Council Service Point
http://www.highland.gov.uk/livinghere/servicepointnetwork/lochcarron.htm

Howard Doris Centre contact info
http://www.charitiesdirect.com/charity7/ch014087.htm

James Mould Business Services - Website Design, Holiday Letting Agency, Data Processing

http://www.james-mould.co.uk

 

Lochcarron Food Centre - Your local Spar Shop - There For You!

http://www.lochcarronfoodcentre.com

 

Lochcarron Golf Club

http://www.lochcarrongolf.co.uk

Lochcarron Library
http://www.highland.gov.uk/educ/publicservices/librariesdetails/rossandcromarty/lochcarron.htm

Lochcarron Sailing Club

http://www.lochcarronsailing.com

Lochcarron School of English
http://www.speakingenglish.co.uk

Lochcarron Weavers
Tartan Gift Shop and Tea Room
http://www.lochcarronweavers.co.uk/

Martin Moran Mountaineering
http://www.moran-mountain.co.uk/

R MacLennan & Sons Butchers
http://www.wester-ross.com/roddy.htm

James Mould Business Services - Website Design, Holiday Letting Agency, Data Processing

http://www.james-mould.co.uk

Poppy Cottage Art - Caroline McCormack, fine artist specialising in Highland landscapes, figures and portraits

http://www.poppy-cottage-art.com

Seafield Centre, Aquaculture training centre of Inverness College
http://www.seafieldcentre.co.uk

Shards Stained Glass - at Arrina on the Applecross coast road

http://www.shardsstainedglass.co.uk

Shinty Club
http://www.shinty.com/lochcarron/Default.htm

Tourist Information Office - now located at Strathcarron Post Office

http://www.lochcarron.org.uk/details.asp?id=24

ULDrive Motoring School

http://www.uldrive.co.uk

Visit Lochcarron

http://www.visit-lochcarron.com/

 

West Highland Dairy - dairy training courses based at Achmore

http://www.westhighlanddairy.co.uk/

Wester Ross Net
http://www.wester-ross.com
http://www.wester-ross.com/communities/lochcarron.htm

Wester Ross Tours

http://www.wester-ross-tours.co.uk

 

Woodworkz - yes, we do spell it with a "z"! Local suppliers of quality Scottish hardwoods and manufacturers of specialist joinery

http://www.woodworkz.co.uk 

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Accommodation    Back to top of page

Directory of accommodation in Wester Ross

Celtic Fringe - tourism association
http://www.celticfringe.org.uk/directory.htm

http://www.celticfringe.org.uk/strath.htm

Lochcarron & District Business Association

http://www.lochcarron.org.uk/

Visit Lochcarron - holiday cottages in and around Lochcarron

http://www.visit-lochcarron.com/

Lochcarron Cottages

http://www.lochcarroncottages.co.uk/

Hotels and B and B

Aultsigh Bed and Breakfast - Croft Road, Lochcarron. A comfortable B and B in a magnificent elevated position with superb loch views. Within just a few minutes' walking distance of the centre of Lochcarron village.
http://www.aultsighbedandbreakfast.com

Lochcarron Hotel - under new ownership since May 2006. In lochside position with magnificent views across the water. Excellent food in both lounge bar and restaurant, real ales on handpump and a choice of approximately 60 single malt whiskies.
http://www.lochcarronhotel.com

Loch Dubh Bed and Breakfast - in magnificent hillside position with superb views across Loch Carron. Brand new property in 2009 providing luxury accommodation.
http://www.lochdubh.com/  

Rockvilla Guest House - friendly, family-run guest house in very attractive lochside position with superb views. Excellent food and traditional real ale.
http://www.rockvilla-hotel.co.uk/

The Old Manse - luxury bed and breakfast accommodation presented to a very high standard in an attractive traditional property close to the shore of Loch Carron.

http://www.theoldmanselochcarron.com/

 

The Sithean - (pr. she-hen, in gaelic "the fairy hill") is a modern, new-build home, owned and operated as a bed and breakfast by former hoteliers Lorna and Ken Wheelan and offering high quality accommodation.

http://www.thesithean.co.uk/

 

Tigh na Mara - the house by the sea. Situated at Lonbain on the north coast of Applecross and set against the stunning views of Rona, Raasay and Skye.

http://www.applecrossroomwithaview.co.uk/

Self-Catering

Airdaniar Croft Cottage - located on the spectacular Applecross coast

www.applecross-coast.co.uk

 

3, Ardarroch, Kishorn - 3-bedroom cottage on the shores of the loch

www.3ardarrochkishorn.co.uk

 

Ardoch Cottage - Comfortable 4-bedroomed cottage overlooking Loch Kishorn

http://www.oppositeskye.co.uk

Attadale (with dramatic pic)
http://www.cottageguide.co.uk/attadale/

Big Dan's Croft, Lochcarron - 1-bedroomed detached luxury bungalow in superb quiet location with own fishing loch

http://www.lochcarron-selfcatering.com

Blackwood Croft, near Strathcarron - 2-bedroomed apartment on a working croft in superb rural location. Excellent views.

http://www.strathcarron-centre.co.uk

Bothy, near Shieldaig, nightly self-catering accommodation
http://www.balnacra.com/bothy.htm

Broom Cottage, Lochcarron - 2-bedroomed modern detached bungalow

http://www.broomcottagelochcarron.co.uk

Bruaich Cottage - tastefully modernised 3-bedroomed traditional Highland detached cottage situated towards the west end of Lochcarron village. Sleeps 4/5. Excellent sea views overlooking Slumbay and Loch Carron.

http://www.stayinlochcarron.com

Clisham Self Catering, Main Street, Lochcarron - formerly the Clisham Guest House, now under new ownership and offering self catering holiday chalet accommodation in central village location close to local amenities.

http://www.clishamselfcatering.co.uk/

Couldoran (West Lodge), Kishorn - 3-bedroomed detached cottage in quiet rural location, the gate lodge to the Couldoran Estate.

http://www.selfcatering-kishorn.com

Creag Ghlas, Slumbay, Lochcarron - 2-bedroomed traditional Highland cottage in quiet village location with magnificent views.

http://www.creag-ghlas.co.uk

Dalachladdich Cottages - Two beautifully situated seaside cottages to rent in Lochcarron, each with one double and one twin bed room.

http://website.lineone.net/~young.res/

Doneve Self Catering Holidays - 2 comfortable luxury bungalows in superb semi-rural position with excellent views.

www.doneve.co.uk/

 

Gardener's Cottage, Tullich, Lochcarron - tastefully modernised 3-bedroom detached cottage in quiet rural location with superb mountain and loch views.

www.selfcatering-lochcarron.com

 

Island Cottage, Port na Criche, Lochcarron - comfortable 4-bedroom detached cottage situated towards the west end of Lochcarron village. Sleeps 5/6. Excellent sea and mountain views.

www.island-cottage-lochcarron.co.uk

Lochcarron Holidays

http://www.lochcarronholidays.co.uk

MacKay Cottages and Caravan, Ardaneaskan, Lochcarron
http://www.selfcateringaccommodationscotland.com

Maranatha self-catering cottage, Kishorn
http://homepages.tesco.net/~Ajs.kishorn/

Martin Moran Mountaineering self-catering cottage
http://www.moran-mountain.co.uk/moran-mountaineering/self-catering.html

Oakbank Cottage, Slumbay - comfortable 4-bedroom cottage in elevated position with excellent views
http://www.lochcarron-holidays.com

The Old Byre, Arrinacrinachd (22 miles away on Loch Torridon)
http://www.arrina.co.uk/

Park House & Park Cottage - in rural location near Lochcarron with excellent views

http://www.lochcarron-highland-cottages.com

Pier House, Kishorn - Three bedroomed cottage in an enviable position on the shore of Loch Kishorn

http://www.pierhousekishorn.co.uk

 

Shieldaig Self Catering Holidays - 4-bedroom family house (sleeping up to 8) in waterside location at Shieldaig

http://www.shieldaig-holidays.co.uk

 

Stalker's Cottage, Tullich, Lochcarron - Charming traditional Highland stone cottage in magnificent quiet rural position

http://www.stalkers-cottage.co.uk

 

Strathardle - luxury modern 3-bedroomed bungalow in elevated position above Lochcarron - with superb views - sleeps up to 7

http://www.doneve.co.uk/strathardle.htm

Struan Cottage (self catering)
http://www.acottageinlochcarron.com

Tarlogie - comfortable modern 2-bedroomed bungalow in elevated position above Lochcarron - with superb views - sleeps up to 4

http://www.doneve.co.uk/tarlogie.htm

Tigh Ali self-catering cottage, Ardaneaskan
http://www.tighali.co.uk

Tigh Charrann self-catering apartment - comfortable, modern, well equipped accommodation for 2 people. Superb views.
http://www.tigh-charrann.co.uk

Tigh na Creaga - attractive & characterful traditional Highland cottage in centre of Lochcarron village. Has 2 bedrooms - sleeps 4. Excellent views.

http://www.tigh-na-creaga.co.uk

Tor Fionn & Seabank, Lochcarron
http://lochcarron.net

Visit Lochcarron - holiday cottages in and around Lochcarron

http://www.visit-lochcarron.com/

Waterside Apartment - Comfortable 1st-floor holiday apartment sleeping up to 8 people. Superb views.
http://www.waterside-apartment-lochcarron.co.uk/

Woodside Cottage, Ardaneaskan

http://www.highlandcottageholiday.com

 

Woodside Cottages, Kishorn

http://www.lochkishorn.co.uk

Camping and Caravan site

The Wee Campsite, Croft Road, Lochcarron, IV54 8YA: Tel 01520 722898
 

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Property for Sale in the Lochcarron area    Back to top of page

Please note: we cannot undertake searches for property on your behalf as this directory is provided as a free service to the local community and as such is entirely non profit-making. We do not have the funding or resources to enable us to act as an estate agent. If the property you are seeking is not listed below, please pursue your search via the normal channels - i.e. estate agents, solicitors, etc.

1) Property for sale near Strathcarron. De-crofted house and garden area (635sq.mtr) set in beautiful location with services on site. Adjacent to road. Demolition order and outline planning permissions applied for 1.5 storey dwelling. View Advert. Telephone 01520 722296 for details

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Christianity in the Lochcarron area    Back to top of page

Church History
http://www.freechurch.org/douglas/eouglas7.htm

Sermon by Lachlan MacKenzie, 18th century evangelical minister
http://www.fpchurch.org.uk/EbBI/fpm/1998/April/article2.htm

Skye Revival site: Steve Taylor's site of Views and Lessons from Revival years on the Isle of Skye, but also including material on Lochcarron and Applecross
http://www.skye2000.freeserve.co.uk/

Associated Presbyterian Church Lochcarron
http://www.apchurches.org.uk/places/lochcarron/lochcarron.htm

Saints from the West - Maelrubha
http://www.higharch.demon.co.uk/leaflets/saints/saints1.html

Blythswood Care - Christian relief charity and online bookshop
http://www.blythswood.org

Visitors' impressions    Back to top of page

Sgurr a'Gharaidh and Glais Bheinn
http://www.geocities.com/Yosemite/1015/g18.htm

Some German impressions (with maps)
http://www.remote.org/frederik/culture/scotland/tag9.html
http://www.remote.org/frederik/culture/scotland/tag10.html

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This site was originally set up by Peter Reynolds, a bookseller specialising in second-hand Christian books, now based in Dingwall, about 50 miles from Lochcarron. View Peter's catalogues of over 2000 used books, including many of Scottish interest, at http://www.peterreynoldsbooks.com

The responsibility for running and managing the site was taken over in October 2004 by James Mould, website designer and holiday letting agent, based here in Lochcarron. For more information, please visit my website at http://www.james-mould.co.uk. Back to top of page


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