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Gairloch

The Gairloch area, on the North West Coast of Scotland consists of numerous small communities and villages set against a wild and breathtakingly beautiful landscape and the bay of Loch Gairloch.

History hides around every corner for budding historians and archaeologists and is wonderfully captured in the Gairloch Heritage Museum. With generations of families still content to sit back and enjoy the bounty that nature and local tradition provides, there’s always a local to breathe life back into the stories that steep this land in the ‘magic’ of the past. These stories also come to life through the numerous ceilidhs and regular musical gatherings at venues throughout the area.

IMG_0723The Gairloch area spans from Red Point in the south to the Rua Reidh Lighthouse in the north. The wildlife, on land, in the air and in the water is always in abundance. Getting up close is never a problem due to the numerous locally run businesses that are happy to take visitors by the hand and share their knowledge and love of the land and sea around them.

For walkers and hikers, this area offers a multitude of trails of various levels and every corner offers a better view than the last, so make sure your boots are well worn in before you come!

For budding fishermen, a visit to the Gairloch pier is the beginning of a day that will never disappoint – even if the fish aren’t biting. Gairloch’s once thriving fishing port is now home to a handful of steadfast local fisherman who continue to grace the plates of numerous local restaurants and cafes with the best the local waters can offer and is the place to go to book time out on these bountiful seas.

Gairloch offers a holiday throughout which, you can choose to indulge in sightseeing and nature trips, visit nationally acclaimed gardens, take a leisurely walk along beautiful empty beaches or embark on a demanding hike. You can take a fascinating step back in time by exploring myriad historical sites and the museum where the full story of Gairloch is told. Venture out on a fishing trip, play a round of golf or simply meander through the local craft shops… and so much more besides.

But you can always be sure of one thing; however you decide to fill your time here, there are two things that the Gairloch area can always guarantee, a fantastically satisfying holiday and the best food that Scotland has to offer.