Gairloch Community Timeline

ARCH Community Timeline courses provide an overview of local heritage, and then allow participants to research a site, building, feature, find, placename traditions or any other aspect of their local heritage which is of interest. In many cases, this results in new information, photographs or updated references for the HER. In addition, each course produces a local display and a binder with extra information.

Further information about the Community Timeline courses can be found on the ARCH website at Little Gruinard River bridge (Jeremy Fenton)


The project resulted in nine new records for the HER:

Old bridge, Bridge of Grudie

Badachro Bridge

New bridge, Little Gruinard River

Inverianvie River bridge

Gruinard River Bridge

SSPCK School at Lonemore, GairlochCroft 22, Port Henderson (Dorothy Malone & Anne MacInnes)

House (Lordy's Ruin), Croft 59, Lonemore

Findspot of stone lamp from Shieldaig

Drill hall, Gairloch


Two Scotland's Rural Past projects, Lonemore township and Port Henderson, have taken place in this area and selected information has been submitted as part of the Community Timeline course. Work is ongoing to get the full results from both these projects into the HER.

The many other highlights include photographs of what is probably the earliest farm building in Wester Ross (one of the earliest surviving examples in Scotland), a cinema used by forces stationed at Aultbea during the Second World War, and pictures of artefacts on display at Gairloch Museum including a Bronze Age carved stone ball.

 Carved stone ball in Gairloch Museum (image copyright Gairloch & District Heritage Society)Stone lamp in Gairloch Museum (Susan Kruse)Quartz tools from Redpoint in Gairloch Museum (Susan Kruse)