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TITLE
Clock Tower and War Memorial, Helmsdale
EXTERNAL ID
HC_PLANNING_07_011_0393
PLACENAME
Helmsdale
DISTRICT
Kildonan, Loth and Clyne
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
SUTHERLAND: Kildonan
DATE OF IMAGE
1981
PERIOD
1980s
CREATOR
T. Kenneth MacKenzie
SOURCE
The Highland Council Planning Department
ASSET ID
15402
KEYWORDS
villages monuments, icehouses
clearance
fishing
Clock Tower and War Memorial, Helmsdale

The War Memorial was built in 1924.

Helmsdale is situated on the east coast of Sutherland. Before the beginning of the 19th century there were only a few cottages and an inn here but a large village planned by the Duchess of Sutherland was built in 1818 to house tenants evicted to make way for sheep. The mouth of the River Helmsdale forms a natural harbour and the town thrived as a centre for herring fishing until World War I. Fishing has since declined and Helmsdale is now a centre for local shopping and tourism.

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Clock Tower and War Memorial, Helmsdale

SUTHERLAND: Kildonan

1980s

villages monuments, icehouses; clearance; fishing

The Highland Council Planning Department

The Highland Council Planning Dept

The War Memorial was built in 1924.<br /> <br /> Helmsdale is situated on the east coast of Sutherland. Before the beginning of the 19th century there were only a few cottages and an inn here but a large village planned by the Duchess of Sutherland was built in 1818 to house tenants evicted to make way for sheep. The mouth of the River Helmsdale forms a natural harbour and the town thrived as a centre for herring fishing until World War I. Fishing has since declined and Helmsdale is now a centre for local shopping and tourism.