Wester Ross

Wester Ross (Scottish Gaelic: Taobh Siar Rois) is located in the North West Highlands of Scotland, part of Ross and Cromarty, notably containing the villages on the west coast such as:

  • Lochcarron
  • Applecross
  • Shieldaig
  • Torridon
  • Kinlochewe (inland)
  • Gairloch
  • Poolewe
  • Aultbea
  • Laide
  • Ullapool
  • Achiltibuie

Wester Ross is geographically regarded as the western watershed of Ross-shire, but administrative and political boundaries diverge from this and have been subject to several changes and inconsistencies.

Wester Ross is a popular scenic tourism destination, although the level of this has declined considerably since the 1970s. Tourism still forms a major part of the economic activity of the area, particularly with the dramatic declines in fishing over the same period.

Wester Ross contains notable beauty spots such as Loch Maree, Inverewe Garden, Corrieshalloch Gorge, Glen Docherty and Bealach na Ba. But it is its mountains for which Wester Ross is renowned, in a unique and very old landscape.

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