Achnasheen

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Achnasheen
Scottish Gaelic: Achadh na Sìne
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Achnasheen
Achnasheen is located in Highland
Achnasheen
Achnasheen
 Achnasheen shown within the Highland council area
OS grid reference NH165586
Civil parish Contin
Council area Highland
Lieutenancy area Ross and Cromarty
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ACHNASHEEN
Postcode district IV22
Dialling code 01445
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Scottish Parliament Caithness, Sutherland and Ross
List of places
UK
Scotland

Coordinates: 57°34′51″N 5°04′15″W / 57.58092°N 5.07075°W / 57.58092; -5.07075

Achnasheen (Gaelic Achadh na Sìne) is a small village in Ross-shire in the Highland council area of Scotland.

The village is situated on the River Bran at the junction of two roads built by Thomas Telford.[1]

Despite the size of the village, Achnasheen is also the name of a postal district which covers several much larger communities including Kinlochewe, Poolewe and Laide. This dates from the time when the village railway station, built in 1870,[1] was an important stop on the Kyle of Lochalsh Line, serving a large area of Wester Ross. The railway still operates but all freight and mail, and most passengers, now travel by road.

Facilities in the village are limited. The Ledgowan Lodge Hotel is a mile west of the village, but the Achnasheen Hotel (by the railway station) burnt down in the early 1990s and has never been rebuilt.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Achnasheen (Achadh na Sine)". Gazetteer for Scotland. Retrieved 17 December 2014. 

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