Falls of Shin Visitor Attraction

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Falls of Shin Visitor Attraction is owned by Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust.

Important notice!

Falls of Shin Cafe is now closed for the winter.

If you are visiting the site to walk in the woods or observe the salmon leaping at the viewing platform we respectfully ask you to observe social distancing rules. Thank you.

Click here for information about what you can see and do at Falls of Shin.

Free Parking
Free Admission
Dogs welcome!

The cafe and gift shop is operated by Mac & Wild.

aerial view of Falls of Shi

History Of the Falls of Shin

The former Falls of Shin visitor centre, previously owned by Al Fayed, nicknamed “Harrods of the North”, was destroyed by fire in May 2013. This left a huge hole in the local economy and as a leading employer a vast number of jobs were lost overnight.

Following this event, and after several months of Stakeholder meetings, the Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust was invited by the Big Lottery Fund to submit for project funding to rebuild the popular attraction.

The Trust then worked with the community, stakeholders, funders and design team (CH Architecture) to develop the project.
Falls of Shin, in its new form, was officially opened in May 2017 with a day of celebrations for the local community.  Since then we have welcomed visitors from around the world and recreated employment opportunities at the visitor centre.

Falls of Shin Visitor Attraction, Achany, By Lairg, Sutherland, IV27 4EE

For Mac & Wild at Falls of Shin Restaurant Tel: 01549 402888

For Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust Tel: 01863 766 190