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TITLE
Bank Street, Plockton
EXTERNAL ID
HC_PLANNING_01_086_1333
PLACENAME
Plockton
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
PERIOD
1970s
CREATOR
Highland Council Planning Department
SOURCE
The Highland Council Planning Department
ASSET ID
13845
KEYWORDS
village
tourism
housing
Bank Street, Plockton

Bank Street in Plockton is made up of terraced cottages attractively situated looking out to the shores of Loch Carron. Some of the houses were originally thatched and most date from the 19th century. In the background is Creag nan Garadh, a popular local viewpoint.

Originally a planned village laid out for the Earl of Seaforth in 1794, Plockton was developed in 1801 by William Cumming to allow the next landowner, Sir Hugh Innes, to take advantage of the sheltered location off Loch Carron and the thriving herring industry. It also provided homes for tenants cleared from elsewhere on the Lochalsh Estate.

Plockton is now one of the most popular holiday destinations in the north-west Highlands, and a National Trust for Scotland conservation village.

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Bank Street, Plockton

ROSS: Lochalsh

1970s

village; tourism; housing

The Highland Council Planning Department

The Highland Council Planning Dept

Bank Street in Plockton is made up of terraced cottages attractively situated looking out to the shores of Loch Carron. Some of the houses were originally thatched and most date from the 19th century. In the background is Creag nan Garadh, a popular local viewpoint.<br /> <br /> Originally a planned village laid out for the Earl of Seaforth in 1794, Plockton was developed in 1801 by William Cumming to allow the next landowner, Sir Hugh Innes, to take advantage of the sheltered location off Loch Carron and the thriving herring industry. It also provided homes for tenants cleared from elsewhere on the Lochalsh Estate. <br /> <br /> Plockton is now one of the most popular holiday destinations in the north-west Highlands, and a National Trust for Scotland conservation village.