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Scottish Gaelic: Sgoraig
A white lighthouse on a hillside, with a wind turbine in the background
The old lighthouse at Scoraig (moved to this site and converted to a museum), and in the background a locally designed wind turbine.
Scoraig is located in Scotland
 Scoraig shown within Scotland
   – Edinburgh 255 mi (410 km)  Southeast by south
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town GARVE
Postcode district IV23
EU Parliament Scotland
List of places

Coordinates: 57°54′55″N 5°21′54″W / 57.915278°N 5.365°W / 57.915278; -5.365

Scoraig (Scottish Gaelic: Sgoraig) is a settlement located on a remote peninsula between Little Loch Broom and Loch Broom, south of Ullapool in Ross and Cromarty, Highland, Scotland.

Today it is known for its remoteness (reachable only by boat or about five miles' walk),[1] its somewhat "alternative" atmosphere, organic food production, and its pioneering use of wind power.

There is a primary school, which as of September 2015 provides education to five pupils, although using supply teachers due to difficulty finding staff.[2] Most children over the age of 14 go to Ullapool school,[citation needed] to which they either commute weekly, stay in the school's hostel accommodation, or their parent(s) move house at this point to provide them with a secondary education.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Pupil ferries in the Highlands to go out to tender". BBC News Scotland online. 6 December 2011. Retrieved 6 December 2011. 
  2. ^ Denholm, Andrew (8 September 2015). "Remote school with just five pupils needs a new teacher". The Herald (Glasgow: Herald & Times Group). Retrieved 9 September 2015. 

External links[edit]

  •, website of the Scoraig Community Association