Do you remember the remodelling of Ratagan in the late 1970s, or Gairloch Sands’ red-tiled roof and distinctive chimneys? Have you ever sat outside the former hunting lodge after a day’s hiking admiring the sea and mountain views?

We’re looking to create an e-book to celebrate 85 years of hostelling at Gairloch Sands and Ratagan Youth Hostels. If you have any photographs you’d like to share with us, please send to and tell us a little bit about your snap!

Find out more about the history and heritage of Gairloch Sands and Ratagan Youth Hostels on our Happy 85th Birthday Blog.


  • By submitting your photograph to you grant permission for the photograph to be used in SYHA Hostelling Scotland’s free e-book and any publicity surrounding it
  • Photographs to be received by 31 May 2017 for inclusion in the e-book
  • SYHA Hostelling Scotland is unable to return any photographs submitted by post