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Leachkin is located in Highland
Leachkin shown within the Highland council area
OS grid reference NH637444
Council area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Inverness
Postcode district IV3 8
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
List of places
57°28′31″N 4°16′01″W / 57.47528°N 4.26687°W / 57.47528; -4.26687Coordinates: 57°28′31″N 4°16′01″W / 57.47528°N 4.26687°W / 57.47528; -4.26687

Leachkin[pronunciation?] (from the Scottish Gaelic: An Leacainn, IPA: [ˈʎaːʰkəɲ], The Broad Hillside[1]) is a suburb on the western outskirts of Inverness, in the Highland council area of Scotland. It is about 3 km west of the city centre, on the hill sloping towards Craig Dunain and Craig Phadrig.

New Craigs Psychiatric Hospital is in Leachkin, it replaced Craig Dunain Hospital and Craig Phadrig Hospital which were nearby. Great Glen House—the headquarters of Scottish Natural Heritage—is also in the area.


  1. ^ Maclean, Roddy (2004). The Gaelic Place Names and Heritage of Inverness. Inverness: Culcabock Publishing. p. 81. ISBN 978-0-9548925-0-0.