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TITLE
Harbour Street and the causeway, Plockton
EXTERNAL ID
HC_PLANNING_01_102_1780
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
14064
KEYWORDS
village
fishing
Harbour Street and the causeway, Plockton

This photograph shows the buildings making up Harbour Street in Plockton, most of them nineteenth century and listed, which curve along the shore. In the foreground is the causeway, a raised path which gives walkers quicker, dry access to the houses at Aird a' Mhorair, where the land was at one time used for drying nets. The path links with Cooper Street (Sraid a'Chubair). Although there is no evidence of barrel making in Plockton, the word cooper was also used as a verb 'to put things in barrels' so herring may have been salted and packed in barrels in this part of the village.

The village hall is situated on the right of the photograph behind the tree, at the corner of Harbour Street and Cooper Street.

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Harbour Street and the causeway, Plockton

ROSS: Lochalsh

1970s

village; fishing

The Highland Council Planning Department

The Highland Council Planning Dept

This photograph shows the buildings making up Harbour Street in Plockton, most of them nineteenth century and listed, which curve along the shore. In the foreground is the causeway, a raised path which gives walkers quicker, dry access to the houses at Aird a' Mhorair, where the land was at one time used for drying nets. The path links with Cooper Street (Sraid a'Chubair). Although there is no evidence of barrel making in Plockton, the word cooper was also used as a verb 'to put things in barrels' so herring may have been salted and packed in barrels in this part of the village.<br /> <br /> The village hall is situated on the right of the photograph behind the tree, at the corner of Harbour Street and Cooper Street.