The Salen Composting Toilet

As far as the loo scene goes, this is maybe the greenist. Take comfort in the fact that you are making a small contribution to the well being of the wee bugs and creepy crawlies that live in the heart of the Atlantic oak woodlands. Architectually desgned, these loos are well worth a visit, though watch out for those pesky kelpies from the nearby lochan.

Sgoil na Coille, Salen

Sgoil na Coille, or The Salen Wood School is tucked away in the woods along The Gaelic Alphabet Trail in the atlantic oakwoods in Salen. It is available to hire as a quirky wedding venue though is more regularly used by The Lochaber Countryside Rangers for their community outreach work with children.  The Easter egg hunts are always a family favourite and if you want to learn about whittling wooden spoons this may well be the school for you.  A great place to share a tale or two and catch up with the local pixies.

Acharacle Community Centre

The Acharacle Community Centre is one of the main hubs for the local community of Acharacle and surrounds.  It hosts local meetings and supports the community through lunch clubs, meeting rooms and a reuse project.  There is a washing machine available for hire as well as shower facilites.


Artisan is a craft outlet shop in the centre of the village of Acharacle featuring unique and unusual handmade craft items produced by local suppliers. High quality textiles, wood, art, glassware, photography and leatherwork, offered alongside books and local visitor information.

Open Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 to 16:30

Acharacle Recycling Point

The recycling centre in Acharacle has facilities for recycling mixed glass.  There are several large containers and a convenient parking area.  The public toilets are nearby so you can wash your hands after recycling.  Once you have recycled your bottles you can restock at the Village Store which is situated a hop and a skip away.

There are also a couple of large waste bins for visitor use.  Please do not place large items in the bins or use them if they are overflowing.  Please help to keep the centre of Acharacle clean and tidy.

Shielbridge Hall

Shielbridge Hall in the centre of Acharacle hosts regular dances, ceilidhs and community events throughout the year.  There are regular produce markets over the summer months with lunches provided by the local community.

The Salen Jetty Shop

If you are looking for an Ice Cream, wander no more...  The Salen Jetty Shop has a great selection as well as coffees, snacks and mouth watering bacon sandwiches; something to satisfy everyone on their road or boat trip to Ardnamurchan.

The Salen Jetty Shop has a good selection of fresh vegetables, local meat, dairy produce, wines and whiskies as well as other holiday essentials. Catch up with the local news with Dè tha Dol, buy a national snoozepaper or connect to their wifi to share your holiday snaps.


Summer opening hours

Loch Sunart Yarns and Buttons

Just a short walk from the jetty in Salen, Loch Sunart Yarns & Buttons offers a range of hand spun, exotic silk blend, yarns for the discerning knitter, along with a range of wonderful natural shell, horn and wooden buttons to accessorise. Cashmere, alpaca, camel down, rare breed sheep wool and silk, in a range of natural colours for your own unique and indivual project.

Yarns & Crafts is a gift shop with a difference, housing a spinning business and also providing  a range of interesting and unusual crafts, gifts and cards for you to investigate.