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Shieldaig, Highland

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Shieldaig, Highland

Shieldaig is a village in Wester Ross in the Northwest Highlands of Scotland. 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.
Post townKinlochewe
Administrative CountyHighland
Traditional CountyRoss-shire
OS GridNG8072
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Region
CountryScotland
Police AuthorityNorthern Scotland
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHighlands and Islands
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHighlands and Islands
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01520
 

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