Known today as a Clearance Village this was the precarious home of people who were removed from their inland homes to make way for sheep.
Ultimately their living was so precarious that they chose to depart for New Zealand
Around 1793 Sir John Sinclair evicted 12 families from his Langwell Estate, then around 1804 James Anderson evicted more people from Ausdale. Then in 1830 Donald Horne, then of the Langwell Estate, removed families from the nearby Auchencraig to Badbea and finally in early the 1840s Horne evicted families who had lived at Badbea all their lives.
A Monument in memory of the residents of Badbea was erected in 1911