Balmacara Square

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Balmacara Square
Gaelic: Ceàrnag Bhaile Mac Carra
Pond in Balmacara Square - - 129401.jpg
Grid reference: NG816272
Location: 57°17’2"N, 5°37’29"W
Postcode: IV40 8
Local Government
Council: Highland

Balmacara Square is a tiny village, close to Balmacara, in Inverness-shire, on the wee Balmacra Bay on the shore of Loch Alsh, across which water lies the Isle of Skye.

Balmacara Square was traditionally the centre of the Balmacara Estate, some 6,400 acres in size, with a number of crofts, farmhouses and a steading being built, until it gradually developed to over 40 households. In 1946, the village was bequeathed to the National Trust for Scotland. It recently underwent extensive renovation which is still continuing.