Lairg, located in Highland, is situated on the south-eastern end of Loch Shin. It is one of the few sizeable towns that are not located on the coast. The town rose to prosperity during the 19th Century due to the introduction of the railway station. Visitors will find the area to be charming and to provide plenty to see and do, including the lovely natural areas. There are also ample eating establishments as well as plenty of accommodation options in Lairg as well as in the surrounding area. Due to the railway, Lairg can be easily reached from other areas.
The small Scottish town of Lairg is located within the area that is known as Sutherland within the Scottish Highlands. The town of Lairg has a population in the area of about nine thousand and one. The town of Lairg is located within the southeastern end part of Loch Shin and it is a pretty unusual if this is not in fact unique town within the Highlands as it is a fairly large town that is not located on the coast.
Lairg is relatively big in size and the town being given a railway station during the nineteenth century has assisted this. The railway station is located on the main far north railway line. The station is located on the railway line of the far north and it provides a strong rail network as it is connected directly with Inverness to the south, Wick and Thurso to the north. The town of Lairg is a very important town within the sector of sheep sales. The town is home to some of the biggest sheep auctions within the whole of Europe. The areas that are located both to the north and the west of the town are lightly populated and three single-track roads access these areas.
There are at present some proposals to review the railway network that serves the town. These proposals look at creating direct rail links within other towns that are not yet on the main railway line however this would leave Lairg a little bit isolated. The aims of these plans are to allow fast trains to operate on the tracks.