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Achnasheen (Gaelic Achadh na Sìne) is a small village in Ross-shire in the Highland council area of Scotland.

Achnasheen
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Achnasheen
Achnasheen is located in Highland
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Achnasheen
Location within the Highland council area
OS grid referenceNH165586
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Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townACHNASHEEN
Postcode districtIV22
Dialling code01445
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57°34′51″N 5°04′15″W / 57.58092°N 5.07075°W / 57.58092; -5.07075Coordinates: 57°34′51″N 5°04′15″W / 57.58092°N 5.07075°W / 57.58092; -5.07075

The village is situated on the River Bran at the junction of two roads built by Thomas Telford.[1]

Despite the size of the village, Achnasheen is also the name of a postal district which covers several much larger communities including Kinlochewe, Poolewe and Laide. This dates from the time when the village railway station, built in 1870,[1] was an important stop on the Kyle of Lochalsh Line, serving a large area of Wester Ross. The railway still operates but all freight and mail, and most passengers, now travel by road. In 1893, a scheme was considered to build a railway from Achnasheen to Aultbea, but it was soon dropped.

Facilities in the village are limited. The Ledgowan Lodge Hotel is a mile west of the village, but the Achnasheen Hotel (by the railway station) burnt down in the early 1990s and has never been rebuilt.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Achnasheen (Achadh na Sine)". Gazetteer for Scotland. Retrieved 17 December 2014.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Achnasheen at Wikimedia Commons