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TITLE
Drumbuie
EXTERNAL ID
HCD01240
PLACENAME
Drumbuie
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
PERIOD
1920s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
12807
KEYWORDS
village
crofting township
Drumbuie
thatched cottages
runrig system
National Trust for Scotland
Balmacara Estate
Drumbuie

Drumbuie is one of eight crofting townships on the Balmacara Estate, now in the care of the National Trust for Scotland. Along with Erbusaig and Duirinish, Drumbuie was a favourite location for Duncan Macpherson to photograph scenes of rural Highland life, which he frequently published as postcards for sale in his chemist's shop in Kyle of Lochalsh. This photograph shows thatched cottages, few of which remain. The township continues to follow a traditional runrig system with crop rotation. In the 1970s, crofters here opposed plans to build oil production platforms offshore. The crofters were backed by the National Trust for Scotland and the proposal was turned down


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Drumbuie

ROSS: Lochalsh

1920s

village; crofting township; Drumbuie; thatched cottages; runrig system; National Trust for Scotland; Balmacara Estate

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

Drumbuie is one of eight crofting townships on the Balmacara Estate, now in the care of the National Trust for Scotland. Along with Erbusaig and Duirinish, Drumbuie was a favourite location for Duncan Macpherson to photograph scenes of rural Highland life, which he frequently published as postcards for sale in his chemist's shop in Kyle of Lochalsh. This photograph shows thatched cottages, few of which remain. The township continues to follow a traditional runrig system with crop rotation. In the 1970s, crofters here opposed plans to build oil production platforms offshore. The crofters were backed by the National Trust for Scotland and the proposal was turned down <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>