NC0327 : Am Bearag, The Salmon Bothy

taken 17 years ago, near to Clachtoll, Highland, Scotland

Am Bearag, The Salmon Bothy
Am Bearag, The Salmon Bothy
Until 1994, Clachtoll was the scene of a salmon fishing station. The bothy which was used as shelter whilst waiting for the tides and weather, has now been turned into a small heritage centre. The closure followed a decline in the number of salmon caught in the rivers which obviously meant a loss in commercial value to the estates. I heard locally that the method of fishing at the station was not very efficient and had been sustainable for two hundred years. So there is some doubt about the supposed decline.
The poles on the left are where the nets were dried and repaired.

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Category: Historic building
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Salmon [4] · Tide [3] Other Photos: · Former Fishing Station, Big Sand ·
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 22 August, 2006   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 29 August, 2006
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NC 038 271 [100m precision]
WGS84: 58:11.3372N 5:20.3584W
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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