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Lochcarron is a village, community and civil parish in the Wester Ross area of Highland, Scotland. It has a population of 923.Local informationThe name Lochcarron is also applied to the collection of small settlements strung out along Loch Carron, a sea loch on the west coast of Ross and Cromarty. The village stretches for almost 2 miles, meandering along the shore of the loch. In the 19th Century the village was named Janetown, then Jeantown. The local newspaper, An Carrannach, is published on a monthly basis.Local servicesLochcarron contains a variety of local services. These include: Two petrol stations, one at either end of the village (one 24hr) Spar shop, which contains a Post Office counter. The shop is open 7 days a week Halifax Bank of Scotland branch Highland Council service point (located at library) Two hotels offering regular entertainment, sit-in or take-away meals Bistro and café Nursing home, attached to which is the local library Medical centre Tartan weaving factory Community hall offering a range of public events including ceilidhs and sales; and sports such as indoor bowls and short tennis'' Heritage centre Self-catering is popular amongst the local population and visitors to the area. This is reflected in the large number of self catering and bed and breakfast establishments, many of which are members of the local business association.
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