Shieldaig

Shieldaig (Gaelic: Sìldeag) is a village on the Applecross Peninsula in Wester Ross in Ross-shire on the west coast of Scotland. The village on the south bank of Loch Torridon was founded in 1800 to train sailors for the war against Napoleon Bonaparte, but after his (first) defeat and exile on Elba, a new role emerged as a fishing village; Therefore, the small island just off the coast was never cut down to rebuild warships and is now a nature reserve. The name of the village is based on a Viking word meaning "herring hole" - herring live in the bay until today. Shieldaig is a community of about 100 people and has its own school, a small pub, a parish hall that also serves as a chapel, and a church. It is a popular holiday destination and, in addition to those interested in sea fishing, attracts visitors to the Torridon Hills, located a few kilometers away. Shieldaig also holds a community festival on the first weekend of August. Accessible via the A896 from Kinlochewe and Strathcarron, there is a local bus service to Strathcarron station on the Kyle of Lochalsh Line.

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