MHG12227 - Fishing Station - Lochinver


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Type and Period (1)

  • FISHING STATION (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The site of a Fishing Station established in 1775.

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The fishing station of Lochinver was owned by Macdonald of Skeabost who, from 1816 to 1848 also owned Isle Ristol, fomerly the property of the BFS (Dunlop 1952,272). Consequently, the New Statistical Account (1837-40) includes references not only to safe anchorage here, but also to a small convenient harbour, where 'a pier has been erected' (NSAS Assynt, V15,115). Lochinver had been one of the 'maritime villages' where development was earlier contemplated (Henderson 1812b, 143), and on a map from Dunrobin (Burnett & Scott 1833) its roadstead is shown with several ships. The new pier (1969) has covered over the site beyond the mouth of the River Culag to the south of the village where older OS maps marked a pier. The embankment of the road from Culag Bridge along the shore is of medium-sized blocks, quite neatly set, and may preserve the type of the masonry of the old pier. The shoreline of the head of the Loch contains several well smoothed rock landings, the best being in a small inlet below the church.

By the side of Loch-Inver is the fishing station of Culag, nuilt at the expence of £2000 Sterling, by John-Joseph Bacon, Esq; of the Isle Of Man, and one Mr Donald Ross partner, for a certain share of that sum. Of late years the lease and buildings have been all transferred to other adventurers. There is a small cruive on the little river of Culag, where perhaps a barrel of salmon may be catched throughout the season; its contiguity to the salmon-fishing of Inver River can vbe the only reason for the expence of its having a cruive and small chest across. <1>

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The site of the Fishing Station established in 1775, is now the Culag Hotel. <3>

Visited by the Assynt's Hidden Lives project in December 2009. Noted as a modern pier and associated containers providing fishing boat moorings. <4>

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Grid reference Centred NC 0922 2221 (120m by 120m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC02SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish ASSYNT

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