Ballachulish was for many years the source of the slates which roofed the houses in Scotland. The quarries here and in neighbouring parts of Argyll all closed many years ago leaving an interesting history but few signs of its industrial past.
Ballachulish is now an attractive village on the south side of Loch Leven on the main road to Fort William and northwards to Inverness. To the south the road leads ultimately to Glasgow and passes through Glen Coe which is very popular with tourists, walkers and climbers. The village has shops, hotels, pubs and restaurants. The main road provides a regular bus service
The small marina, in a sheltered harbour just west of the Isles of Glencoe Hotel, is being developed and currently has 6/8 berths. Fuel, water, electricity and car parking are available and the village shops are a five minute walk away.
NOTE – Approaching the marina at Ballachulish the yacht passes below the road bridge at the seaward end of Loch Leven which has an air draft of 17metres at High Water Springs. Yachts on our current list which MUST not attempt to pass under the bridge are the Hanse 400, the Elan 40, the Bavaria 45 and the Jeanneau 45