Salmon Fishing Bothies
Commercial salmon fishing was carried in Coigach for over 300 years, up to 1995. During its commercial heyday the local salmon fishery was an important employer and contributed significantly to community wellbeing. In addition to the main base at Badentarbet, up to eight smaller fishing stations were operated at different locations along the extensive Coigach coastline. Each fishing station included a boat slip, a net drying green and a purpose built bothy for a crew of four.
This project seeks to continue the legacy of an important local fishery by preserving and restoring three well-crafted wee 19th Century buildings and making them available to 21st Century outdoor activity focused visitors.
The aims of the project are to:
- Preserve the craftsmanship and the charm of three small bothies and fishing stations located on Coigach headlands, each with its own unique attributes and spectacular setting.
- Continue the legacy of the centuries old business and strengthen the attraction of Coigach as a maritime tourism destination.
- Restore bothies to serve as unique accommodation offerings for campers, walkers, kayakers and visitors wishing to experience our coast, its scenery and wildlife.