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TITLE
Plockton
EXTERNAL ID
HCD00153
PLACENAME
Plockton
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
PERIOD
1940s; 1950s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
11881
KEYWORDS
village
shore
Plockton
Plockton

The village of Plockton was founded in 1794 by Col Francis Humberston Mackenzie of Seaforth, then owner of the Lochalsh estate. The plan was extended in 1801, when the estate was sold to Sir Hugh Innes who provided homes for some of his cleared tenants, who then derived their main income from fishing and ship building, as there was little land suitable for cultivation. The Gulf Stream provides the area with a mild climate, and the village is well known for the palm trees which flourish along the shore, as well as its picturesque setting


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Plockton

ROSS: Lochalsh

1940s; 1950s

village; shore; Plockton

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

The village of Plockton was founded in 1794 by Col Francis Humberston Mackenzie of Seaforth, then owner of the Lochalsh estate. The plan was extended in 1801, when the estate was sold to Sir Hugh Innes who provided homes for some of his cleared tenants, who then derived their main income from fishing and ship building, as there was little land suitable for cultivation. The Gulf Stream provides the area with a mild climate, and the village is well known for the palm trees which flourish along the shore, as well as its picturesque setting <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href= "mailto: skyeandlochalsh.archives@highlifehighland.com" >Skye and Lochalsh Archives</a><br />