Lochcarron


Lochcarron

infobox UK place
country = Scotland
official_name= Lochcarron
gaelic_name= Loch Carrann
population =
os_grid_reference= NG857387
latitude=57.4000
longitude=-5.5000
map_type=Scotland
unitary_scotland= Highland
lieutenancy_scotland= Ross and Cromarty
constituency_westminster= Ross, Skye and Lochaber
constituency_scottish_parliament= Ross, Skye and Inverness West
post_town= Lochcarron
postcode_district = IV54
postcode_area= IV
dial_code= 01502

Lochcarron is a village in Wester Ross, Highland, Scotland.

Population as of 2001: 920 [http://www.highland.gov.uk/plintra/iandr/cen/sz/lochcarron.htm]

Local Information

The name "Lochcarron" is also applied to the collection of small settlements strung out along Loch Carron, an arm of the sea on the west coast of Ross and Cromarty. The village currently has two petrol stations, a small supermarket open 7 days, a post office, a branch of the Halifax Bank of Scotland, a library and medical centre, a number of gift shops and a Highland Council service point.

Area Employment

Throughout the 1980's large oil platforms were assembled at the nearby Kishorn Yard, this led to considerable wealth generation for the area and a boon for local employment. Unfortunately, with the north sea oil industry shrinking and production declining, the yard was forced to downgrade and eventually close for good. Many attempts have been made to restart the yard in some form, including the dismantling or mothballing of old or no longer needed rigs, and indeed new production for the oil fields to the north west of Scotland.

Currently the areas biggest employment sectors include crofting, the tourist industry and fish farming.

port

Lochcarron is home to local shinty team Lochcarron Camanachd. The team currently play their home games at Battery Park in the west end of the village.

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