Shieldaig, viewed from the road to Applecross
|Shieldaig shown within the Highland council area|
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|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
The village was founded in 1800 with a view to training up seamen for war against Napoleon. After his (initial) defeat and exile to Elba, the community found itself a new role as a fishing village. The small island just offshore never had its tall pines harvested to rig warships, and has now become a nature sanctuary.
Shieldaig is a community of around 85 people, with its own school, a small pub, a village hall that doubles as a chapel, and a church. It is much used as a holiday destination, attracting those interested in sea fishing, and explorers of the Torridon Hills, which are a few miles around the coast.
Shieldaig holds a community fete in the first weekend of August.
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