Cannich

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Cannich
Cannich is located in Inverness area
Cannich
Cannich
Cannich shown within the Inverness area
Population n/a
OS grid reference NH337315
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Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BEAULY
Postcode district IV4
Dialling code 01456
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
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Coordinates: 57°20′37″N 4°45′54″W / 57.34357°N 4.76507°W / 57.34357; -4.76507

Cannich (Gaelic: Canaich) is a village at the southern end of Strathglass, in the Highlands of Scotland, about 26 miles (42 km) west of the city of Inverness. It is at the furthest point of the A831 that loops around the Aird from Beauly to Drumnadrochit.

It is home to Strathglass Shinty Club, one of the oldest organised shinty clubs in the world.

There is a camping and caravan park with a public-access cafe onsite, a river-side chalet park, a well stocked village store & post office and a public house.

There are many opportunities for hill mountain and glen walking in the local area, and for other outdoor activities, including cycling and canoeing. The surrounding area is very remote and unspoilt, and has limited facilities.

Cannich is at the confluence of two rivers, the River Cannich and the River Affric, which combine on the east side of the village to become the River Glass.

In the late 1940s a massive hydro-electric dam project saw thousands of people employed in the area, with temporary accommodation centred in the village. One Nissen hut still survives on the edge of the shinty club site.

Shinty Pitch at Cannich. Nissen Hut visible behind goals.