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Ballachulish Slate Quary

1.0 for Android

The description of Ballachulish Slate Quary

It showcases the memories and knowledge of local people, many of whom are descended from quarrier families. They are delighted to share their stories of the quarry and village with you through the app.

Quarry for slate began in Ballachulish in 1694 and production peaked in 1875 when 587 men were employed and 26million slates sent all over the world. The quarry has not been active since the 1960s.

You can then either enjoy our quarry stories in advance of your visit or (and we recommend this) hear the stories as you explore the quarry itself. Every heritage trail panel you find within the quarry has its own complementary app track: just match up the pictures.

You can also connect to wifi and download the app in the Quarry Centre Café nearby.

Your device will not need to connect to wifi again once you have downloaded the app.
You can also join in the conversation about Ballachulish and its quarries at

This app was commissioned by Ballachulish Community Council and developed as part of a new and innovative range of interpretation in 2017. It was funded by The Heritage Lottery Fund, Historic Environment Scotland and the Highland Council.
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