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Balnacoil is located in Sutherland
Balnacoil shown within the Sutherland area
OS grid reference NC819109
Council area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district KW9 6
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
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58°04′18″N 4°00′12″W / 58.07161°N 4.00332°W / 58.07161; -4.00332Coordinates: 58°04′18″N 4°00′12″W / 58.07161°N 4.00332°W / 58.07161; -4.00332

Balnacoil (from Scottish Gaelic Baile na Coille, meaning 'settlement of the wood')[1] is a small crofting village, lying in the strath of Brora, one miles west of Loch Brora, in the east county of Sutherland, in Highland, Scotland.[2] The River Brora, which rises in Ben Armine, runs through Balnacoil, draining into the loch.

Balnacoil is in the Scottish council area of Highland.


  1. ^ Gaelic and Norse in the Landscape: Placenames in Caithness and Sutherland. Scottish National Heritage.
  2. ^ Microsoft; Nokia (1 April 2017). "Balnacoil" (Map). Bing Maps. Microsoft. Retrieved 1 April 2017.