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Gaelic: Achd Ille Bhuidhe
Achiltibuie post office.jpg
The Post Office in Achiltibuie
Grid reference: NC025085
Location: 58°1’12"N, 5°20’24"W
Post town: Ullapool
Postcode: IV26
Dialling code: 01854
Local Government
Council: Highland
Ross, Skye and Lochaber

Achiltibuie is a long linear village in Coigach, the large mountainous district of Cromartyshire on the Atlantic coast. It overlooks Badentarbat Bay to the west. Loch Broom and the Summer Isles lie to the south. The village is 10 miles north-west of Ullapool as the crow flies. The architecturally acclaimed Brochs of Coigach are here.

The name Achd Ille Bhuidhe is Gaelic for Field of the yellow-haired boy.


The first post office in the village opened on 28 July 1884.[1]

The Eagle Of The Ninth

The Roman epic The Eagle, based on the 1954 novel The Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliff, was filmed on location in Achiltibuie for a week in October 2009. The main location was Fox Point, Old Dornie. The Pictish village which was constructed at Fox Point was used on most days of the filming. Other sites included Achnahaird beach where a horse chase was filmed and Loch Lurgainn.

Outside links


  1. Mackay, James A. (1989) Scottish Post Offices, p. 28, Dumfries: published by the author, ISBN 0-906440-48-3