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Gaelic: Achadh na Sìne
Grid reference: NH165586
Location: 57°34’51"N, 5°4’15"W
Post town: Achnasheen
Postcode: IV22
Dialling code: 01445
Local Government
Council: Highland
Ross, Skye and Lochaber

Achnasheen is a small village in the parish of Contin, Ross-shire.

The village is situated on the River Bran at the junction of two roads built by Thomas Telford.[1]

Despite the size of the village, Achnasheen is also the name of a postal district which covers several much larger communities including Kinlochewe, Poolewe and Laide. This dates from the time when the village railway station, built in 1870,[1] was an important stop on the Kyle of Lochalsh Line, serving a large area of Wester Ross. The railway still operates but all freight and mail, and most passengers, now travel by road.

Facilities in the village are limited. The Ledgowan Lodge Hotel is a mile west of the village, but the Achnasheen Hotel (by the railway station) burnt down in the early 1990s and has never been rebuilt.


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Achnasheen (Achadh na Sine)". Gazetteer for Scotland. Retrieved 17 December 2014. 

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