Gairloch Places

Gairloch Community Collage

Gairloch War Memorial

Gruinard island

Features of Gairloch

The Shoe Stone (Clach nam Brog)
Standing by the side of the road to Gairloch from Poolewe, it was so named because women who had walked barefoot over the hills to church at Gairloch, used to stoop at it to put on their shoes and stockings before entering the village.

 Alexander MacKenzie Plaque
At the top of the jetty is an original store, which has a plaque on it recording the death by drowning of Alexander Mackenzie of Dry Island. He was the grandson of Mr Mackenzie who owned the Curing Station on Dry Island. ("The Cooper").

John MacKenzie Memorial, Gairloch
The memorial, which is situated adjacent to the A835 on its West Side, near to the old burial ground in Gairloch, is in memory of John Mackenzie, piper, poet and author. The inscription reads:  "In memory of John Mackenzie who composed and edited "The Beauties of Gaelic Poetry, and also compiled, wrote, translated, or edited, under surpassing difficulties, about thirty other works. In grateful recognition of his valuable services to Celtic literature this monument is erected by a number of his fellow countrymen. 1878."

Crash site of Liberator plane (wreckage in foreground).

Flowerdale Barn - Exterior.  Built in the year 1730.

Flowerdale Barn - MacKenzie Crest
Coat of arms constructed for Alexander and Janet MacKenzie in 1730, the year of their marriage, and placed over the centre-winnowing door of Flowerdale Barn, also erected that same year. Their initials and date are on the left door lintel.

Gruinard island

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