Leachkin

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Leachkin
Leachkin is located in Inverness area
Leachkin
Leachkin
Location within the Inverness area
OS grid referenceNH637444
Council area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townInverness
Postcode districtIV3 8
PoliceScottish
FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
EU ParliamentScotland
List of places
UK
Scotland
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 [əɲ 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.

References[edit]

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