Wester Loch Ewe Places

Wester Loch Ewe Community Collage
Inverewe Gardens

The National Trust House at Inverewe Gardens on the site of the original built by Osgood Mackenzie. 

Another view of Inverewe House, owned by the National Trust for Scotland.

Parking area and shop at Inverewe Gardens.

Rhododendron at the entrance to Inverewe Gardens.

The lily pond.

On the shore at Inverewe Gardens.

Two views of the vegetable garden, Inverewe.

Poolewe Village from Inverewe.

Some photos of azaleas at Inverewe Gardens.

The jetty at Inverewe Gardens.

The jetty at Inverewe Garden is used by the little boats from larger vessels, like the Hebridean Princess, to bring passengers ashore at Inverewe. Local people go canoeing from here and seals can be seen on the nearby rocks.

[Contributed by Scott Maclean when a pupil at Poolewe Primary School.]

In December 2015 the National Trust for Scotland announced the expenditure of £530,000 to provide modern facilities tand the space required in the care of some of the rare plants. This will take the form of a new greenhouse as the current facilities are described as "beyond economic repair and completely unsuitable for the needs of modern gardening".

The total expenditure of £1.5 million includes extensive work on Inverewe House and a nearby summer house before opening the properties to the public.

Wester Loch Ewe Places

Inverasdale jetty

The original jetty in Inverasdale was built approximately 150 years ago and was used by local fishermen to land their catch when fishing to sell and sustain their own families. Early in the 1900s Loch Ewe was a busy port to the old steam puffers which sailed up from Glasgow to bring supplies to the local merchants such as coal, wood, furniture and grocery supplies. The puffers would come into the loch every 10 days and local men would use an 18-foot rowing boat to go out to the puffer to transport their wares back to shore.

The old jetty is now rarely used, as it is not suitable or large enough for the uses of today's sailor. Following a local study, the Loch Ewe Action Forum has raised sufficient funds through funding agencies to build a new slipway and car park and to improve the access road for all. It is anticipated that the work for this project will start in the late summer of 1999 and when complete, will provide a facility for local fishermen, tourists, and businessmen and for leisurely pursuits. It is also hoped, and the matter is being pursued, that the old jetty will continue to be maintained and may also be repaired to keep a part of history intact.

[Contributed by Claire Markey when a pupil at Inverasdale Primary School.]

The fish farm, Inverasdale.

Poolewe bridge.

The bridge across the River Ewe in the centre of the village of Poolwe was constructed before the outbreak of World War Two. The views from either side are spectacular. On one side you can look up the River Ewe and on the other out to Loch Ewe and beyond.

[Contributed by Nicky Ella-Kirk when a pupil at  Poolewe Primary School.]


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