Gairlochy, Lochaber, Scotland
Gairlochy is a hamlet located on the southern shores of Loch Lochy, a large freshwater loch in the district of Lochaber in the North West Highlands of Scotland. Gairlochy is surrounded by several other small crofting settlements, the largest of which is Achnacarry.
An overflow from Loch Lochy was created here during the building of locks on the Caledonian Canal, the diverted water plummeting into the River Spean over artificial waterfalls. In 1960 the Mucomuir hydro-electric power station beside the falls was built.. The Great Glen Cycle Route passes through Gairlochy.
Things to See & Do
* Gairlochy lighthouse
* Caledonian Canal
Cruise Season – March - Dec
Currency – Pound Sterling (GBP)
Language – English, Scottish Gaelic
Population – 100 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – UTC plus zero hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 44