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Loch Ashlaich, Shooting Box and Bothy

A Category C Listed Building in Aird and Loch Ness, Highland

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Coordinates

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

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 353830

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB19486

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Urquhart and Glenmoriston

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Aird and Loch Ness

Parish: Urquhart And Glenmoriston

Traditional County: Inverness-shire

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Description

Circa 1855.

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.

Statement of Interest

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.

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