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Latitude: 57.275 / 57°16'29"N
Longitude: -4.64 / 4°38'23"W
OS Eastings: 240930
OS Northings: 823569
OS Grid: NH409235
Mapcode National: GBR G9XH.HC1
Mapcode Global: WH2DZ.PDPR
Entry Name: Loch Ashlaich, Shooting Box and Bothy
Listing Date: 3 August 1994
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 353830
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB19486
Building Class: Cultural
Location: Urquhart and Glenmoriston
Electoral Ward: Aird and Loch Ness
Parish: Urquhart And Glenmoriston
Traditional County: Inverness-shire
Shooting Box: single storey, timber, lathed shooting box on island site, circa 4.5m x 20m; timber lined interior with heather insulation; corrugated iron roof over tarred shingle style timber. Principal elevation mirrored about centre with 4 doors each flanked by timber, 2-leaf shuttered window, leading to separate rooms. 2 ridge stacks. Blank end gables. Coombed ceilings to interior (varnished boarding), and plain, painted stone chimneypieces with hood-like, shallow canopies.
Bothy: single storey gabled on shore; rectangular-plan with door and
shuttered window to main elevation; shuttered window to gable end.
Duncan Macdonald explains that the bothy and shooting box were built for the 7th Earl of Seafield. The site also previously included a boat
house, coal shed and pier. Apparently the Earl resided at the shooting box for two weeks every September until his death in 1881. Minor repairs were carried out in 1861. The pair are listed for historic interest, as typical of their type in a remote Highland location, and
for the welcome survival of an interesting form of timber construction.