Although this is a remote location there is a good selection of food available in the local area but expect to pay more than your local supermarket.

Laide Post Office  have a  small carefully chosen selection of wine, beer and spirits at very reasonable prices. Try the An Teallach beer brewed at Dundonell. They also have a very good basic supply of groceries.  Anything they don’t have they will get for you. You will find them most friendly and helpful. This is also the place to get fishing permits and of course your daily newspaper. Petrol is now available 24/7.

Aultbae Stores is also a well stocked grocers with a reasonable selection of wines and beers.

Things to do

We enjoy the Poolewe Tuesday Market at the village hall. There is good quality local crafts and a range of local produce – fresh bread, cheese and seafood.

Gairloch Heritage Museum takes you ‘on a journey through time’ showing how local people lived and worked through the ages.

Gairloch Golf Club occupies a fabulous location above a beautiful long sandy beach with the Minch and the islands of Skye, Harris and Lewis to the west, the mountains of Torridon to the south, and the wilderness of Letterewe to the east.

Inverewe Gardens  A ‘lush, tropical oasis’ perched on a peninsula on Loch Ewe amid the rugged landscape of Wester Ross. This world-famous 21 hectare (54 acre) historic garden is one of Scotland’s most popular botanical attractions. It is surrounded by over 809 hectares (2,000 acres) of estate managed for conservation. Created out of bare rock and a few scrub willows in 1862 by Osgood Mackenzie, it is full of colourful, exotic plants from around the world.

Hebridean Whale Cruises  have 2.5 and 4 hour whale watching and wildlife cruises from Gairloch,

Sealife Glass Bottom Boat Cruises  Unique to Gairloch, ‘Sealife’ is the only boat cruise to combine looking beneath the waves whilst enjoying the breathtaking scenery and wildlife of Gairloch

For more ideas  Things to do in Gairlochs may