The old lighthouse at Scoraig (moved to this site and converted to a museum), and in the background a locally designed wind turbine.
|• Edinburgh||255 mi (410 km) Southeast by south|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
The 1871 census recorded more than 380 Gaelic-speaking inhabitants of Scoraig. Today it is known for its remoteness (reachable only by boat or about five miles' walk), its somewhat "alternative" atmosphere, organic food production, and its pioneering use of wind power.
There is a primary school, which in 2015 had five pupils, and in 2018, seven. Most children over the age of 14 go to Ullapool High School, which because of the distance requires living there at least during the week. There is postal service three times a week, and a sea-ferry and a community boat serve the settlement in addition to private boats.
- Gold, Ed (19 November 2018). "The remote UK community living off grid". BBC News. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
- "Pupil ferries in the Highlands to go out to tender". BBC News Scotland online. 6 December 2011. Retrieved 6 December 2011.
- 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.
- "Ullapool High School". www.highland.gov.uk. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Scoraig.|
- scoraig.com, website of the Scoraig Community Association
- kirkurd.net, photographs taken at the Scoraig festival, 1990
- The remote UK community living off-grid, BBC 19 November 2018