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Ballachulish, Highland

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Ballachulish, Highland

The village of Ballachulish in Lochaber, Highland, Scotland, is centred around former slate quarries. The name Ballachulish (Ballecheles, 1522 - Straits town) was more correctly applied to the area now called North Ballachulish, to the north of Loch Leven, but was usurped for the quarry villages at East Laroch and West Laroch, either side of the River Laroch, which were actually within Glencoe and South Ballachulish respectively.
Post townBallachulish
Administrative CountyHighland
Traditional CountyArgyllshire
OS GridNN0858
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 code01855 811

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

Bail A Ehaolais ~ Ballachulish and Corran Of Ardgour

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

Ballachulish, vil. with steamboat pier, on Loch Leven, 16½ miles S. of Fort-William, N. Argyllshire, pop. 1019; P.O., T.O. An extensive slate quarry is here, and 2 miles NW. is B. Ferry, by which the roads from Appin and Tyndrum and the road to Fort-William are connected.

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