Tour Scotland Video Shieldaig North West Highlands

Tour Scotland video of photographs of Shieldaig, Wester Ross, North West Highlands of Scotland. The name of the village is a Viking word meaning loch of the herring which still populate the bay in some profusion. The village was founded in 1800 with a view to training up seamen for war against Napoleon. After his (initial) defeat and exile to Elba, the community found itself a new role as a fishing village. The small island just offshore never had its tall pines harvested to rig warships, and has now become a nature sanctuary.

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