locals in the area wish to tell us a bit about themselves or
their business feel free to contact us. And if you have any
digital pictures of the area we'd love to get a copy.
Gairloch This is a short book
about the Gairloch and is a great introduction to the area by
Alexander Polson, J.P., F.E.I.S. published in 1920. At the end of the
book are several images of pages listing soldiers who fought in WWI.
Gairloch in North-West Ross-Shire
It's Records, Traditions, Inhabitants and Natural History with a
Guide to Gairloch and Loch Maree and a Map and Illustrations" by
John H. Dixon FSA Scot. published in 1886.
Highlands and Islands Enterprise Our role is to develop sustainable economic
growth across the region. To achieve this we create infrastructure for
future investment, assist large and small businesses with growth
aspirations and have a unique role strengthening communities,
particularly in fragile areas of the Highlands and Islands.
Am Baile Explore Am Baile, The Highland Council's
bilingual website, and discover the history and culture of the
Scottish Highlands and Islands.You will find photographs, illustrations,
rare books and documents as well as short films, audio clips,
interactive games and comics.
Gairloch and District Times This is the local newspaper but not
available online. They can be contacted at
Lochs Radio In general we broadcast at least 30 hours per week
of locally-originated programmes, plus up to 6 additional hours per
week produced elsewhere in the Highlands and Islands and other Celtic
areas (for example our live relay on Saturday evenings from Portree,
Gaelic programmes from Cape Breton and Barra, and occasional
programmes produced on Lewis).At other
times when we are not broadcasting locally-originated material, we
relay 'sustaining services' from other providers. These are generally
music-led stations, aimed at a general daytime audience (eg Smooth Radio),
and a service aimed at our night time audience (eg Magic FM).
You can listen to the show from their web site.
Gairloch Online The
community web site where you can see some tours of the area and a
complete shopping guide.
Oasis of the
North, by Dawn MacLeod
The sub-tropical gardens at Inverewe in Wester Ross are a deservedly
famous testimonial to Osgood MacKenzie and his daughter Mairi
Sawyer. And they were sufficient attraction to make Dawn MacLeod
give up her job in the Civil Service in London - and her pension
rights - when her Aunt Mairi asked her to go north to live. But this
is perhaps only incidentally a story of the gardens. It is the story
too, of an independent aunt and of the independent Highlanders of
the West Coast, of the sharp beauty of the land, of the handicraft
classes which she taught in the schools and of the people she met
there, of eels coming out of the posh taps in the Big House, of pine
martins and wild cats, and of a host of other fascinating incidents
Copies of this book are still available through second hand book
shops and having a copy myself it makes a great read.
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