Badachro

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Badachro
Boats pulled up on the grass at Badachro.jpg
Boats pulled up on the grass at Badachro
Badachro is located in Highland
Badachro
Badachro
Location within the Highland council area
OS grid referenceNG781736
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CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGAIRLOCH
Postcode districtIV21
Dialling code01445
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57°41′51″N 5°43′29″W / 57.69738°N 5.72468°W / 57.69738; -5.72468Coordinates: 57°41′51″N 5°43′29″W / 57.69738°N 5.72468°W / 57.69738; -5.72468

Badachro (Scottish Gaelic: Bad a' Chrò)[1] is a former fishing village, in the north west Highlands of Scotland.

Geography[edit]

Badachro sits about 3 km south of Gairloch on the shore of Gair Loch, and is a natural harbour popular with yachts.[2] Approximately 2 miles to the SE are located the Fairy Lochs, the site of a 1945 plane crash which is now a designated war grave. The crash site has been preserved as a memorial to the USAAF servicemen who lost their lives in the accident, and is accessible by a rough track near the Shieldaig Lodge Hotel.

Badachro is in the Highland council area.

Fishing[edit]

At the end of the nineteenth century, Badachro was a busy fishing village.[3] Cod, landed here and at Gairloch, was dried at one of two curing stations at Badachro - one on Eilean Horrisdale (cured by resident Kenneth BAIN, master seaman) and one on Eilean Tioram. Today, lobsters, crabs and prawns are landed for markets in the south and in Europe.[3]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Gaelic Place-Names of Scotland
  2. ^ Mark Hitchin. "Ardnamurchan Point to Gairloch". Knot Pilot. Archived from the original on 10 May 2010. Retrieved 25 November 2009.
  3. ^ a b "Badachro". Am Baile. Retrieved 15 November 2009.