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For excellent summer and autumn salmon fishing, or just a Highland holiday, in an extremely comfortable and beautifully sited private lodge, one hour from Inverness, Lairg Lodge is unrivalled. Sitting on a promontory overlooking Loch Shin.

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The 3 miles of double-bank fishing on the Upper Shin enjoys consistent and good water levels throughout the year. The average rod catch per week is 17 fish. The Lodge was built in 1886 as one of the Duke of Sutherland’s hunting lodges. For the past 30 years it has been in the ownership of the same family. Recently refurbished, the Lodge retains its original character whilst offering the highest levels of comfort. There is plenty of hot water, deep Victorian baths; bedrooms have new beds and soft furnishings, thick towels and Egyptian cotton sheets. There are two large sitting rooms, the dining room seats up to 14. There is a billiard room with a dartboard. The Lodge’s various levels and wings provide a series of complex spaces and its 10-double/twin bedrooms and one single ensure that large numbers are absorbed effortlessly, whilst smaller groups suffer no lack of intimacy. With 7 bathrooms and 3 further loos, laundry room, drying room, and a big kitchen guests feel instantly at home. 
The Lodge is fully staffed. It enjoys a justifiably good reputation for its standard of cooking and has a resident housekeeper and 2 further staff to ensure high levels of domestic service. A gilly is also included for all sporting requirements. 
The Lodge is a two minute drive from Lairg village centre and approximately an hour’s drive from the city of Inverness with its main line rail terminal and nearby international airport (20 minutes from the city centre).


The River Shin is a short and exciting river running from Loch Shin into the Kyle of Sutherland which it shares with the Oykle, Cassley & Carron. Having a dam at the top of the river ensures plenty of water year round. The Upper Shin enjoys consistent sport from early June. With three miles of double bank fishing and 32 named and productive pools the Upper Shin has a wide variety of water. The Upper Shin is divided into two beats rotating daily with four rods and a gilly on each.
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