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Coordinates: 57°41′51″N 5°43′29″W / 57.69738°N 5.72468°W / 57.69738; -5.72468
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Boats pulled up on the grass at Badachro
Badachro is located in Highland
Location within the Highland council area
OS grid referenceNG781736
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57°41′51″N 5°43′29″W / 57.69738°N 5.72468°W / 57.69738; -5.72468

Badachro (Scottish Gaelic: Bad a' Chrò)[1] is a former fishing village, in the northwest Highlands of Scotland.



Badachro sits about 3 km south of Gairloch on the shore of Gair Loch, and is a natural harbour popular with yachts.[2] Approximately 2 miles to the SE are located the Fairy Lochs, the site of a 1945 plane crash which is now a designated war grave. The crash site has been preserved as a memorial to the USAAF servicemen who lost their lives in the accident and is accessible by a rough track near the Shieldaig Lodge Hotel.

Badachro is in the Highland Council area.

Queen Victoria visited Shieldaig Lodge Hotel in 1877[3] but never made it to Badchro village itself as the roads were too bad. Today Shieldaig Lodge is home to a small watersports centre Gairloch Canoe and Kayak Centre.



At the end of the nineteenth century, Badachro was a busy fishing village.[4] Codlanded here and at Gairloch, was dried at one of two curing stations at Badachro - one on Eilean Horrisdale (cured by resident Kenneth BAIN, master seaman) and one on Eilean Tioram. Today, lobsters, crabs , and prawns are landed for markets in the south and Europe.[4]


  1. ^ Gaelic Place-Names of Scotland
  2. ^ Mark Hitchin. "Ardnamurchan Point to Gairloch". Knot Pilot. Archived from the original on 10 May 2010. Retrieved 25 November 2009.
  3. ^ Malone, D. 'Exploring Gairloch’s South Side', Gairloch Museum, Printed The Gairloch and District Times.
  4. ^ a b "Badachro". Am Baile. Retrieved 15 November 2009.