The village of Lochinver is the second largest fishing port in Scotland. It lies on the west coast within the district of Assynt in Sutherland. Lochinver is dominated by the "sugar loaf" shape of Caisteal Liath, the summit peak of nearby Suilven.
Lochinver stands about 25 miles from the main town of Ullapool, and is a popular tourist location with various accommodations and a visitors centre. It can only be accessed along the A837 Inveran Road, hugging the northern bank of the Kyle of Sutherland.