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Poolewe, a village and a quoad sacra parish in Gairloch parish, Ross-shire. The village stands at the head of Loch Ewe, and at one of the western terminations of the military road from Dingwall through the centre of Ross-shire, 2 miles NNW of the foot of Loch Maree, 6 NNW of Gairloch village, 7 S by W of Aultbea, 27½ WNW of Auchnasheen station, and 55¼ W by N of Dingwall. A chief point of communication across the Minch with the Outer Hebrides, it serves as a conjoint centre with Gairloch village and Kinlochewe for visiting the superb scenery of Loch Maree; and has a post office, with money order, Savings' bank, and telegraph departments, an inn, an Established church, a Free church, and a public school. The Established church was built in 1828, and contains 350- sittings. The quoad sacra parish, constituted by ecclesiastical authority in 1838, and reconstituted by civil authority in 1851, is in the presbytery of Lochcarron and synod of Glenelg. The minister's stipend is £138. Pop. of q. s. parish (1871) 2623, (1881) 2317, of whom 2l98 were Gaelic-speaking.—Ord. Sur., sh. 91,

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