Toscaig

Toscaig (Scottish Gaelic: Toghsgaig[1]) is a small, remote village, at the southern end of the Applecross peninsula, in Wester Ross in the Highlands of Scotland. Toscaig is in the Highland council area, and lies at the head of the south facing sea loch, Loch Toscaig, which in turn links with the Inner Sound.

Toscaig
Bridge, Upper Toscaig - geograph.org.uk - 410299.jpg
Footbridge and houses in Toscaig
Toscaig is located in Highland
Toscaig
Toscaig
Location within the Highland council area
OS grid referenceNG717384
Council area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townApplecross
Postcode districtIV54 8
PoliceScotland
FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
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57°22′46″N 5°47′58″W / 57.37933°N 5.79941°W / 57.37933; -5.79941Coordinates: 57°22′46″N 5°47′58″W / 57.37933°N 5.79941°W / 57.37933; -5.79941

The village of Applecross lies 5 miles to the north of Toscaig, along the coastal road via the hamlets of Camusterrach and Camusteel.

Ferry at Toscaig, 1975

Toscaig once had a ferry service, linking to Kyle of Lochalsh. This service operated between 1955 and 1978, and was the only route into Applecross when the road over the Bealach na Bà was closed.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Iain Mac an Tàilleir (2003). "Placenames collected by Iain Mac an Tailleir". Scottish Parliament. Retrieved 17 May 2012.
  2. ^ "Kyle of Lochalsh - Toscaig & Kylerhea". Ships of CalMac. Retrieved 17 May 2012.