Commercial salmon fishing was carried in Coigach for over 300 years, up to 1995. During its commercial heyday the fishery encompassed a number of buildings at the Badentarbet Fishing Station, and amongst the remaining buildings is the 180 year old former Ice House building (last used as a net shed) which faces further deterioration and permanent disuse.

The aims of the project are to:

  • Retain the authenticity and charm of the formerly busy Badentarbet fishery by preserving features that will allow the area to continue be one of Coigach’s main attractions.
  • Restore and convert the building to a viable space for uses such as: offices, events, heritage centre, art gallery, artist’s studio & workspace, or seafood restaurant / café.
  • Restore the previously managed ice pond and develop suitable interpretation to be installed on the site.

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