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TITLE
Sgurr Mor, from Balmacara Bridge
EXTERNAL ID
HCD00431
PLACENAME
Balmacara
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
PERIOD
1950s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
12143
KEYWORDS
mountain
forestry
Balmacara
First World War
Great War
Lochalsh
Sgurr Mor, from Balmacara Bridge

Balmacara looks over Loch Alsh, and although originally a small settlement, the name now applies to the estate run by the National Trust for Scotland as well as the village. The estate has had various owners since 1801, some more benevolent than others, but after World War I, this area was purchased by Sir Daniel and Lady Hamilton who became great benefactors to the community. On the death of Lady Hamilton, the estate was passed to the Trust who later purchased Lochalsh House and proceeded to develop a woodland garden which had been originally planted in the 1800s with a mixture of native and exotic species. The lower slopes of Sgurr Mor which overlooks the NTS land, are owned and were planted by the then Forestry Commission


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Sgurr Mor, from Balmacara Bridge

ROSS: Lochalsh

1950s

mountain; forestry; Balmacara; First World War; Great War; Lochalsh

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

Balmacara looks over Loch Alsh, and although originally a small settlement, the name now applies to the estate run by the National Trust for Scotland as well as the village. The estate has had various owners since 1801, some more benevolent than others, but after World War I, this area was purchased by Sir Daniel and Lady Hamilton who became great benefactors to the community. On the death of Lady Hamilton, the estate was passed to the Trust who later purchased Lochalsh House and proceeded to develop a woodland garden which had been originally planted in the 1800s with a mixture of native and exotic species. The lower slopes of Sgurr Mor which overlooks the NTS land, are owned and were planted by the then Forestry Commission <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 />