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TITLE
Plockton Bay
EXTERNAL ID
HCD00591_AT
PLACENAME
Plockton
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
DATE OF IMAGE
2008
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Andrew Taylor
SOURCE
Andrew Taylor
ASSET ID
12293
KEYWORDS
villages
tourism
seaside resorts
holiday resorts
Plockton Bay

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. He provided homes for some of his cleared tenants, who then derived their main income from fishing and shipbuilding, 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 for its picturesque setting.

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Plockton Bay

ROSS: Lochalsh

2000s

villages; tourism; seaside resorts; holiday resorts

Andrew Taylor

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. He provided homes for some of his cleared tenants, who then derived their main income from fishing and shipbuilding, 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 for its picturesque setting.