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TITLE
Plockton Hotel
EXTERNAL ID
HC_PLANNING_08_044_2063
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
15946
KEYWORDS
villages
hotels
Plockton Hotel

Harbour Street in Plockton is comprised mainly of 19th century buildings which, along with the palm trees, gives the village its character. The Plockton Hotel, with its distinctive black and white paintwork, is located at one end of the street.

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 other parts of the Lochalsh Estate.

The Estate was bought by Sir Alexander Matheson in the 1850s and Duncraig Castle was built overlooking the bay.



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 area.

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Plockton Hotel

ROSS: Lochalsh

1980s

villages; hotels

The Highland Council Planning Department

The Highland Council Planning Dept

Harbour Street in Plockton is comprised mainly of 19th century buildings which, along with the palm trees, gives the village its character. The Plockton Hotel, with its distinctive black and white paintwork, is located at one end of the street. <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 other parts of the Lochalsh Estate. <br /> <br /> The Estate was bought by Sir Alexander Matheson in the 1850s and Duncraig Castle was built overlooking the bay.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> 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 area.