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TITLE
Swimming at Plockton
EXTERNAL ID
HCD00447
PLACENAME
Plockton
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
PERIOD
1930s; 1940s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
12155
KEYWORDS
Plockton
village
mountains
loch
swimming
zoomable images

This view is taken from the shore at Plockton, looking down Loch Carron. Plockton was laid out as a modern village in about 1794 for Lord Seaforth. The new owner of the estate in 1808, Sir Hugh Innes, provided homes for his cleared tennants here. For many years they derived their main income from shipbuilding and fishing. In 1851 Sir Alexander Matheson bought the Lochalsh Estate and some years later built Duncraig castle overlooking this bay. The castle is out of shot on the right. Plockton is renowned for its mild climate created by the flow of the Gulf Stream, allowing the palm trees along the shore to thrive. They were brought in by Tom Cload, an horticulturist and gardening correspondent


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Swimming at Plockton

ROSS: Lochalsh

1930s; 1940s

Plockton; village; mountains; loch; swimming; zoomable images

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

This view is taken from the shore at Plockton, looking down Loch Carron. Plockton was laid out as a modern village in about 1794 for Lord Seaforth. The new owner of the estate in 1808, Sir Hugh Innes, provided homes for his cleared tennants here. For many years they derived their main income from shipbuilding and fishing. In 1851 Sir Alexander Matheson bought the Lochalsh Estate and some years later built Duncraig castle overlooking this bay. The castle is out of shot on the right. Plockton is renowned for its mild climate created by the flow of the Gulf Stream, allowing the palm trees along the shore to thrive. They were brought in by Tom Cload, an horticulturist and gardening correspondent <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>