|Scottish Gaelic: An Leathad|
Laide shown within the Highland council area
|OS grid reference|
|Lieutenancy area||Ross and Cromarty|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Postcode district||IV22 2|
The once closed village hotel called 'Ocean View', which was run on a self-catering basis for large parties for approximately 10 years has now reopened ; a church; a shop, a post office, a campsite and a petrol station (one of the few in the area); and various Bed and Breakfast accommodation.
Whilst the local hotel was closed there was not much in the way of nightlife or entertainment to be had in Laide and often the younger population would venture out to Aultbea Hotel pub located three miles West.
Sand Passage, just outside of Laide is the location of the once well established 'Ocean View Hotel', a firm favourite with the locals and tourists alike. Customers used to spend hours playing on the only pool table in the area or playing the classic game of 'Space Invaders'. The hotel is once again becoming established as a family friendly place to be, offering pool, darts, pinball and table tennis, also in the summer a bouncy castle for the kids and during the winter months film nights.
In the summer the village comes to life as tourists flock to the area.
Situated just outside of Laide on the A832 heading West is 'Laide Community Wood'. Owned and managed by the local community, Laide wood is recreational facility open all year round.
The village offers views of Gruinard Island and the Summer Isles. The area has many beaches such as at Mellon Udrigle and Gruinard which are within 5 minutes' driving distance of the village. Gairloch, with its many facilities is within 20 minutes driving distance.
The A832 road runs through Laide.
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