Corpach

CorpachFort WilliamHighlandPH33 7JGScotland, UK

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Corpach
Corpach (Scottish Gaelic: A' Chorpaich) is a large village north of Fort William, in the Scottish Highlands.
The Basin at Corpach marks the start of the Caledonian Canal and Neptunes Staircase.

The Battle of Corpach in about 1470 saw Clan Cameron rout Clan MacLean.

During World War II, Corpach was the engineering base for HMS St Christopher which was a training base for Royal Navy Coastal Forces[1]. Some of the buildings are in still in use. There was a large camp at Annat, now used as a caravan site. Prior to that in WWI, the US Navy had a base at Corpach as part of the laying of the Northern Barrage. Mines were shipped into Corpach from the USA, and were then sent to the Inverness base along the Caledonian Canal, which joins Loch Linnhe at Corpach.

Corpach has a large industrial areas to the west of the village and include a sawmill, boatbuilders, and sea, rail and road freight terminal.

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