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Information on the village of Lochinver in Scotland.
Situated on the grassy sand dunes at Clachtoll, next to the Norman Macleod Memorial is the Salmon Bothy. Formerly, this salmon station was one of many round the coast which netted salmon passing along the coast on their return to the river in which they were born.
Closed in 1994, along with the others in the area, at Culkein, Drumbeg and Raffin, this building has been converted into a museum dedicated to the men of the area who made their living from the salmon netting.
With support from various funding bodies, the Assynt Historical Society has renovated the buildings, starting almost from scratch, and turned them into a small mueum with a fascinating collection of photographs of those locals who during the 20th century spent time at the salmon netting.
Maintenance will continue and contributions to that ongoing cost is always welcome.
Back to: Clachtoll