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TITLE
Plockton
EXTERNAL ID
HC_PLANNING_01_063_0751
PLACENAME
Plockton
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
PERIOD
1970s
CREATOR
T. Kenneth MacKenzie
SOURCE
The Highland Council Planning Department
ASSET ID
13794
KEYWORDS
housing
village
fishing
tourism
Plockton

Originally a planned village laid out for the Earl of Seaforth in 1794, Plockton was developed by William Cumming for the next landowner, Sir Hugh Innes in 1801 to take advantage of the sheltered location on the shores of Loch Carron and the thriving herring industry at the time. It also provided homes for tenants cleared from elsewhere on the Lochalsh Estate. Plockton's picturesque setting sheltered from the prevailing winds, together with the North Atlantic Drift giving it a mild climate, has transformed the once active fishing village into a tourist haven, boosted by several television programmes set in the vicinity. A high proportion of the houses in the photograph are now holiday homes, and few local families can afford to buy property in the village.

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Plockton

ROSS: Lochalsh

1970s

housing; village; fishing; tourism

The Highland Council Planning Department

The Highland Council Planning Dept

Originally a planned village laid out for the Earl of Seaforth in 1794, Plockton was developed by William Cumming for the next landowner, Sir Hugh Innes in 1801 to take advantage of the sheltered location on the shores of Loch Carron and the thriving herring industry at the time. It also provided homes for tenants cleared from elsewhere on the Lochalsh Estate. Plockton's picturesque setting sheltered from the prevailing winds, together with the North Atlantic Drift giving it a mild climate, has transformed the once active fishing village into a tourist haven, boosted by several television programmes set in the vicinity. A high proportion of the houses in the photograph are now holiday homes, and few local families can afford to buy property in the village.