Achnasheen

Achnasheen (Scottish Gaelic: Achadh na Sine, Field translates the storms) is a small town in the Council area Highland in Scotland. It is located in the Highlands in the valley of the River Bran at the Kyle of Lochalsh line about halfway between Inverness and Kyle of Lochalsh and is a regional road transport hub on the A832 between Dingwall and Kinlochewe, from here the A890 to Strathcarron and Kyle of Lochalsh branches. Achnasheen has only about 50 inhabitants, according to the Census of 2001, 48 people living in 18 households in the village. Achnasheen was an important regional transportation hub has always been, since the coming of Inverness road branches here in two directions. It was especially important as a stopover for cattle drives of cattle and sheep from the Highlands to the markets in the south. 1819 Achnasheen was the first paved road connection, in 1870 the station was opened. Queen Victoria used it in 1877 during a trip to Loch Maree. Due to the branching road link in the Northwest Highlands Achnasheen was an important hub for postal, freight and passenger traffic since the construction of the railway. The place is since that time Post town for most of the villages located north-west, which have in some cases significantly more residents. Achnasheen is also a Primary School. The applied in the construction of the railway Achnasheen Hotel burned in 1994 and was not rebuilt. In addition to the post office, the school and the station Achnasheen only has a café and a hotel on infrastructure. In addition to the rail link bus connections exist to Gairloch, Kinlochewe and Inverness. Until the result of deregulation Transport Act 1980 the buses secured in Achnasheen connection to the web, since the mid-1980s, they operate continuously in parallel with the train to Inverness. The place is the starting point for hikers, climbers and hunters in the surrounding, largely uninhabited parts of the Highlands. North of the village is the Fionn Bheinn, with 933 meters the highest mountain in the area.

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