Port an Eòrna
Port an Eòrna is the Scottish Gaelic name for the small settlement of Barleyport, situated almost midway between Plockton and the Kyle of Lochalsh, in Ross-shire, Scotland, in the Western Highlands. Port an Eòrna was once a fishing community near Duirinish, an area of common grazing for sheep and Highland cattle. Now it is a cluster of a few houses on National Trust for Scotland land, in an area of spectacular natural beauty. Port an Eòrna is a natural, white sand beach covered at present by seaweed, but soon to be restored by its local residents. Eòrna means "barley" in Scottish Gaelic.
It enjoys an open view across to the Cuillin on the Isle of Skye, as well as vistas across Loch Carron, to the Applecross Peninsula. Port an Eòrna is the home of a special resident heron, called "Harry", and is only a mile from the railway station at Duirish (on the Kyle to Inverness rail service). Duirinish, the home community for Port an Eòrna, is also the home of a Belgian artist who has made her home in this community.
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