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TITLE
Fishermen's cottages, Plockton
EXTERNAL ID
HC_PLANNING_08_044_2059
PLACENAME
Plockton
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
DATE OF IMAGE
30 November 1982
PERIOD
1980s
CREATOR
T. Kenneth MacKenzie
SOURCE
The Highland Council Planning Department
ASSET ID
15945
KEYWORDS
villages
towns
settlements
buildings
houses
streets
Fishermen's cottages, Plockton

Plockton is a small village on the shores of Loch Carron. Its situation is nicely protected from the prevailing winds and the North Atlantic Drift passes close by which gives it a very mild climate. So mild, in fact, that there are palm trees growing along the shore.
Originally a small crofting settlement, Plockton was built up as a fishing port by the then landlord, Sir Hugh Innes, in the 1800s to take advantage of the herring boom. It also served as an embarkation port for many of the people who were emigrating because of the Highland Clearances. The decline of the herring boom and the potato famine saw the fortunes of the village also decline before the coming of the railway in the 1890s brought new opportunities with it. Plockton is now a thriving tourist destination and its high school is also the home of Sgoil Chiùil na Gàidhealtachd - National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music.

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Fishermen's cottages, Plockton

ROSS: Lochalsh

1980s

villages; towns; settlements; buildings; houses; streets

The Highland Council Planning Department

The Highland Council Planning Dept

Plockton is a small village on the shores of Loch Carron. Its situation is nicely protected from the prevailing winds and the North Atlantic Drift passes close by which gives it a very mild climate. So mild, in fact, that there are palm trees growing along the shore.<br /> Originally a small crofting settlement, Plockton was built up as a fishing port by the then landlord, Sir Hugh Innes, in the 1800s to take advantage of the herring boom. It also served as an embarkation port for many of the people who were emigrating because of the Highland Clearances. The decline of the herring boom and the potato famine saw the fortunes of the village also decline before the coming of the railway in the 1890s brought new opportunities with it. Plockton is now a thriving tourist destination and its high school is also the home of Sgoil Chiùil na Gàidhealtachd - National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music.