Balmacara (Scottish Gaelic: Baile MacRath) is a scattered village on the north shore of Loch Alsh near Kyle of Lochalsh, Ross-shire, Highland and is in the Scottish council area of the Highland, Scotland.[1] In 1946, Lady Hamilton, bequeathed the 2750 Hectare Balmacara crofting estate to the people of Scotland, by donating it to the National Trust for Scotland. In 1954 the nearby Lochalsh House was conveyed to the Trust.[2]

Location within the Ross and Cromarty area
OS grid referenceNG816272
Council area
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtIV40 8
EU ParliamentScotland
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament

The Shinty club, Kinlochshiel play in the adjacent hamlet of Kirkton.


  1. Microsoft; Nokia (1 April 2017). "Balmacara" (Map). Bing Maps. Microsoft. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  2. "Balmacara". The Editors of The Gazetteer for Scotland. School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh and The Royal Scottish Geographical Society. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
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