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Gairloch, Highland

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Gairloch, Highland

Gairloch is a village, civil parish and community on the shores of Loch Gairloch on the northwest coast of Scotland. A popular tourist destination in the summer months, Gairloch has a golf course, a small museum, several hotels, a community centre, a leisure centre with sports facilities, a local radio station, beaches and nearby mountains. The parish of Gairloch extends over a much wider area, including the villages of Poolewe and Kinlochewe, and has a population of 950.
Administrative CountyHighland
Traditional CountyRoss-shire
OS GridNG8076
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityNorthern Scotland
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHighlands and Islands
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHighlands and Islands
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01445
Population2,289 (2001)

Other names by which Gairloch, Highland has been known in the past

Gearr Loch

Gairloch, Highland in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Gairloch, par. and vil., W. Ross-shire -- par., 200,646 ac., pop. 4594; vil., with steamboat pier and hotel, at bead of Gair Loch, 28 miles NW. of Achnasheen sta.; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank.

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