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TITLE
Balmacara Square
EXTERNAL ID
HCD00159
PLACENAME
Balmacara
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
PERIOD
1920s; 1930s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
11885
KEYWORDS
village
Balmacara Estate
farm
National Trust for Scotland
Balmacara Square

The village of Balmacara sits below the slopes of Sgurr Mor and Auchtertyre Hill, on the Balmacara Estate in Lochalsh. The settlement at the square was once the heart of the estate and on the drovers' route to the markets at Crieff and Falkirk. Indeed until the 1970s, the main road from Kyle of Lochalsh to Dornie and the south was through Balmacara Square. There was a farm, including a steading which dates from the 1770s and originally housed stables and a cart shed. A mill and an ice house also formed part of the home farm of the estate. Balmacara Estate is now in the care of the National Trust for Scotland, which recently restored a number of the buildings round the mill pond in the Square


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Balmacara Square

ROSS: Lochalsh

1920s; 1930s

village; Balmacara Estate; farm; National Trust for Scotland

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

The village of Balmacara sits below the slopes of Sgurr Mor and Auchtertyre Hill, on the Balmacara Estate in Lochalsh. The settlement at the square was once the heart of the estate and on the drovers' route to the markets at Crieff and Falkirk. Indeed until the 1970s, the main road from Kyle of Lochalsh to Dornie and the south was through Balmacara Square. There was a farm, including a steading which dates from the 1770s and originally housed stables and a cart shed. A mill and an ice house also formed part of the home farm of the estate. Balmacara Estate is now in the care of the National Trust for Scotland, which recently restored a number of the buildings round the mill pond in the Square <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 />