Laide

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Laide
Laide is located in Highland
Laide
Laide
Laide shown within the Highland council area
Population 120 
OS grid reference NG900916
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Achnasheen
Postcode district IV22 2
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
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UK
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57°51′54″N 5°32′31″W / 57.86501°N 5.54196°W / 57.86501; -5.54196Coordinates: 57°51′54″N 5°32′31″W / 57.86501°N 5.54196°W / 57.86501; -5.54196

Laide (Scottish Gaelic: An Leathad) is a small village in the northwest of the Highlands of Scotland. It is situated on the southern shore of Gruinard Bay, about 30 km west of Ullapool.

The ruins of the medieval chapel, Laide
Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland, Laide

The once closed village hotel(now closed again) called 'Ocean View', which was run on a self-catering basis for large parties for approximately 10 years has now reopened [1]; a church; a shop, a post office, a campsite and a petrol station (one of the few in the area); and various Bed and Breakfast accommodation.



Whilst the local hotel was closed there was not much in the way of nightlife or entertainment to be had in Laide and often the younger population would venture out to Aultbea Hotel pub located three miles West.

Sand Passage, just outside Laide, is the location of the once well established 'Ocean View Hotel', a firm favourite with the locals and tourists alike. Customers used to spend hours playing on the only pool table in the area or playing the classic game of 'Space Invaders'. The hotel is once again becoming established as a family friendly place to be, offering pool, darts, pinball and table tennis, also in the summer a bouncy castle for the kids and during the winter months film nights.

In the summer the village comes to life as tourists flock to the area.


Situated just outside Laide on the A832 heading West is 'Laide Community Wood'. Owned and managed by the local community, Laide wood is recreational facility open all year round.

The village offers views of Gruinard Island and the Summer Isles. The area has many beaches such as at Mellon Udrigle and Gruinard which are within 5 minutes' driving distance of the village. Gairloch, with its many facilities is within 20 minutes driving distance.

The A832 road runs through Laide.