Badachro Inn

Built about 1840 and frequented by fishermen using the jetty and the small harbour between it and the Inn.

Badachro Inn

Attribution: unknown

Farquhar Macrae's shop, Melvaig

The fittings from the shop are now in Gairloch Heritage Museum.

Farquhar Macrae's shop, Melvaig

Attribution: unknown

Chandlery, Gairloch Pier

The chandlery and booking office was built in 1990 after the realignment of the road in connection with the development of Gairloch Harbour. Built by Mr John Mackenzie (Johnny Occo), who used it in connection with nautical activities such as boating, sea-angling, and passenger cruises round the bay.

The business offers a wide range of activities. The shop sells marine chandlery, knitwear, footwear, clothing, gifts and ice-creams.

Chandlery, Gairloch Pier
Chandlery, Gairloch Pier

Attribution: unknown

Honeysuckle Cottage and Shop, Badachro

Owned by Roddie McLean who kept a very well stocked shop. It was popular with children from the school opposite who went there for their sweeties. The little front garden was full of rose bushes.

Honeysuckle Cottage and Shop, Badachro

Attribution: unknown

The Bookshop, Gairloch

Opened in June 1992 by Miss Irene Duffy. Situated on the foreshore of Strath. A wide selection of books is available; also cards, music tapes, C.D.’s, and paintings. A tea-room is also within. 

The Bookshop, Gairloch

The Bookshop Interior 1
Photograph of part of the front and back rooms of the Bookshop showing well-stocked shelves. To the left of the back window is a display of greeting cards.

The shop closed in September, 1999.

The Bookshop, Gairloch
The Bookshop, Gairloch

The Bookshop Interior 2
The tea-room area of the bookshop. Paintings for sale are also displayed in this room.

Attribution: unknown

Fish Shop, Gairloch


The Fish Shop situated at Achtercairn and belonging to Mr. Donald Macrae. The building also houses a Fish and Chip Shop. Behind the counter is Mrs Barbara Grainger, the shop assistant. Miss Janette French, Curator of the Gairloch Heritage Museum, stands in front of the display unit.

Fish Shop, Gairloch
Fish Shop, Gairloch

Attribution: unknown

The Old Store, Badachro

Built about 1860 by a Mr McCallum who came from the original clachan to the East of the village. Used as a shop below and dwelling house above. The shop was in use until 1950 and its account books show that it was much used by visiting fishing boats and for victualling local boats as well as by people from as far distant as Melvaig who would go there by sea.

The Old Store, Badachro

Attribution: unknown

View more photographs of Commercial properties

We were only able to show a small number of the commercial premises that are in the Gairloch community.  Please visit the photo album for many more interesting photographs.

Click on photo album to view thumbnails and then click thumbnail to see the full size images 
Gairloch » Gairloch Places » Gairloch Commercial