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Shieldaig
Scottish Gaelic: Sìldeag
Scots: Shieldaig
Shieldaig (Scotland)
Shieldaig

Shieldaig shown within Scotland
Population 100
OS grid reference NG815539
Council area Highland
Lieutenancy area Ross and Cromarty
Constituent country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Kinlochewe
Postcode district IV54
Dialling code 01520
Police Northern
Fire Highlands and Islands
Ambulance Scottish
European Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Scottish Parliament Ross, Skye and Inverness West constituency in the Highlands and Islands electoral region
List of places: UKScotland

Coordinates: 57°31'22?N 5°39'02?W? / ?57.5228, -5.6505

Shieldaig, viewed from the road to Applecross.
Shieldaig, viewed from the road to Applecross.

Shieldaig (Gaelic: Sìldeag) is a village in Wester Ross in the Northwest Highlands of Scotland.

The village was founded in 1800[1] with a view to training up seamen for war against Napoleon, but after his (initial) defeat and exile to Elba, the community found itself a new role as a fishing village; therefore, the small island just off its coast never had its tall pines harvested to rig warships, and this has now become a nature sanctuary. The name of the village is a Viking word meaning 'loch of the herring' which do indeed still populate the bay in some profusion.

Shieldaig is a community of around 100 people, and has its own school, a small pub, a village hall that doubles as chapel, and a church. It is much used as a holiday destination, attracting those interested in sea fishing, and explorers of the Torridon Hills which are a few miles around the coast.

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  1. , Shieldaig Undiscovered Scotland

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