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Ballachulish Community Council

Ballachulish (from Scottish Gaelic, Baile a’ Chaolais) means “the Village by the Narrows”.

The modern village of Ballachulish is centred around the former slate quarries two miles to the east. The name Ballachulish was more correctly applied to the area now called North Ballachulish, to the north of Loch Leven, but was usurped for the quarry villages at East Laroch and West Laroch, either side of the River Laroch, which were actually within the ancient parishes of Glencoe and South Ballachulish respectively.

The main settlement of Ballachulish is now largely bypassed by the A82, which passes along the Loch Leven side of the village. There is, nonetheless, direct access to a number of visitor facilities including lochside hotels from the main road.

A community council was established around 40 years ago to benefit all residents in the Ballachulish district. At the heart of the village is the Ballachulish Shinty Club, a well-supported and very active club with both senior and junior teams playing at competitive levels.

Forthcoming Events:

Ballachulish Community Action Plan

The community action plan will be distributed to all homes in Ballachulish in the next couple of weeks. If you do not receive your copy, please contact a member of the community council. It can also be downloaded from the above link.

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