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TITLE
Plockton and Duncraig Castle
EXTERNAL ID
HCD00944
PLACENAME
Plockton
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
PERIOD
1930s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
12601
KEYWORDS
Plockton
Duncraig Castle
village
Sir Alexander Matheson
Sir Hugh Innes
Plockton and Duncraig Castle

The village of Plockton was founded in 1794, with a detailed plan for its expansion drawn up under ownership of Sir Hugh Innes in 1801. Situated on the shores of Loch Carron, the village is now a popular tourist destination and a port for sailors on the west coast. The warming effect of the Gulf Stream allows palm trees to flourish along the waterfront. Duncraig Castle, visible across the loch, was built in 1866 by Sir Alexander Matheson and used as his Highland home. The castle often housed up to fifty, including family, guests and servants


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Plockton and Duncraig Castle

ROSS: Lochalsh

1930s

Plockton; Duncraig Castle; village; Sir Alexander Matheson; Sir Hugh Innes

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

The village of Plockton was founded in 1794, with a detailed plan for its expansion drawn up under ownership of Sir Hugh Innes in 1801. Situated on the shores of Loch Carron, the village is now a popular tourist destination and a port for sailors on the west coast. The warming effect of the Gulf Stream allows palm trees to flourish along the waterfront. Duncraig Castle, visible across the loch, was built in 1866 by Sir Alexander Matheson and used as his Highland home. The castle often housed up to fifty, including family, guests and servants <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>