|OS grid reference||NG786744|
|Gaelic name||Eilean Thòiriosdal|
|Norse name||Eilean Horrisdale|
|Meaning of name||Thor's Dale|
|Area and summit|
|Highest elevation||38 metres (125 ft)|
|Island group||Wester Ross|
Eilean Horrisdale is the largest island in Loch Gairloch. In front is the smaller, Eilean Tioram (dry island), which is connected to the mainland by a causeway.
Eilean Horrisdale shelters the small harbour of Badachro. In 1841, it supported a fishing community of 27 people in four houses and 31 in five houses by the end of the 19th century. There were two curing stations - one on Eilean Horrisdale and one on Eilean Tioram. Today there are five houses on the island which are generally used as holiday homes. In 2011 the island was classified by the National Records of Scotland as an inhabited island that "had no usual residents at the time of either the 2001 or 2011 censuses."
- Haswell-Smith, Hamish (2004). The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh: Canongate. p. 185. ISBN 978-1-84195-454-7.
- Ordnance Survey. Get-a-map (Map). 1:25,000. Leisure. http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/oswebsite/getamap/. Retrieved 21 August 2013.
- "Badachro". Am Baile. Retrieved 15 November 2009.
- National Records of Scotland (15 August 2013) (pdf) Statistical Bulletin: 2011 Census: First Results on Population and Household Estimates for Scotland - Release 1C (Part Two). "Appendix 2: Population and households on Scotland’s inhabited islands". Retrieved 17 August 2013.
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