The gateway to Wester-Ross in the Highlands of Scotland
looking south east to Sgurr a Mhuillin from Achnasheen
ACHAD-NA-SINE translates as "The field of storms" in Gaelic. Sitting at the foot of Bheinn Fionn in Strathbran the village has stunning views in all directions, with Sgurr a Mhuillin to the south east, Ben Wyvis to the east and Liatach to the west. The village was at one time a drovers stop where cattle driven from Glen Carron to the south west and Torridon, Gairloch and Poolewe areas to the north west would meet before being driven to markets at either Dingwall or Inverness. The line of the old drovers road can still be seen about 100ft above the main road on the north side of Loch a'Croisg (Loch Rosque)
Looking north west from The Studio Cafe Achnasheen
To the west of the village at the head of Loch a Croisg and opposite Ledgowan there are spectacular reminders of the Ice Age. Glacial outwash deltas formed from the stone and gravel carried along by the moving ice have left flat topped terraces to the southern side of the rivers feeding from Loch Gowan and Loch a Croisg.
Achnasheen Railway Station on the Highland Line, is where thousands of visitors every year arrive in Wester-Ross. In the 1860's Queen Victoria was brought to Achnasheen by train, she stayed at a cottage nearby while she waited for a carriage to take her to Loch Maree. Nowadays visitors can wait in The Studio Cafe and enjoy freshly made coffee and homebaking!
Train Timetables available HERE
The PostBus meets the midday train 6 days per week and travels NW towards Kinlochewe and Torridon, there is a Post Bus at Kinlochewe which heads towards Gairloch and Poolewe. More information about bus services in Wester Ross HERE
A visitor to the village centre, this young hind, was spotted grazing next to the burn running through the village in the field next to The Studio, she was totally oblivious as I waked up next to her and took the first picture
a moment later she was off, over towards the Allt Achad na Sine and the cover of the gorse on the riverbank
Golden Eagle earrings by The Studio
Site Design by Steve Plowman, The Studio Achnasheen.