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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)
Police AuthorityNorthern Scotland
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHighlands and Islands
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHighlands and Islands
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01520

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