Stromeferry

Stromeferry (Scottish Gaelic: Port an t-Sròim) is a village, located on the south shore of the west coast sea loch, Loch Carron, in western Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands and is in the Scottish council area of Highland. Its name reflects its former role as the location of one of the many coastal ferry services which existed prior to the expansion of the road network in the 20th century.

Stromeferry on the shore of Loch Carron.

Stromeferry
Stromeferry
Location within the Highland council area
OS grid referenceNG864347
Council area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSTROME FERRY
Postcode districtIV53
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57.352°N 5.551°W / 57.352; -5.551

It is served by Stromeferry railway station and is close to the A890 road. Stromeferry is on the southern bank of Loch Carron; Strome Castle is opposite on the northern bank.

The oxymoronic sign for Strome Ferry
The road sign modified for the temporary ferry operation

The village is referred to in Iain Banks's novel Complicity, where the narrator describes the road sign marking the village, which states "Strome Ferry (No ferry)".

Some local shinty players once competed as "Stromeferry (No Ferry) United".[1]

The village has been subject of various development proposals focussing on the derelict hotel. In November 2007, W.A. Fairhurst & Partners, on behalf of the Helmsley Group, secured an outline planning consent for reinstating the hotel and building a number of new homes.

formerly the community had two church congregations, the Free Church of Scotland and the Church of Scotland. Both have subsequently united with other congregations, and the buildings transferred to private usage. The Church of Scotland building was closed in 1989.


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