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TITLE
Letter from Archibald Baillie, Castle Leod, Strathpeffer to Isabella Baillie
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB232_D456_A_26_9_1
PLACENAME
Inverness
DISTRICT
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
1816
PERIOD
1810s
SOURCE
Highland Archive Centre
ASSET ID
166
KEYWORDS
Baillies of Dunain
Castle Leod
Strathpeffer
Dingwall
Archibald Baillie
transport
correspondence
letters
Letter from Archibald Baillie, Castle Leod, Strathpeffer to Isabella Baillie

The Baillies of Dunain were an Inverness family who lived in and around the area from the mid-15th century onwards. Although their estate was small in comparison with many of the principal Highland families, they occupied a niche in the upper levels of Highland society.

A substantial collection of the family's papers is held by The Highland Council Archive Service. The papers cover the period c.1760-1860.

This document is dated 8 June, 1816. It is a letter from Archibald Baillie to his mother. Archibald was visiting Castle Leod, near Strathpeffer and his letter describes the eventful journey he had getting to his destination. Apparently, he set off for Dingwall (by boat) between 3 and 4 o'clock in the morning, with a favourable wind.

Unfortunately the weather deteriorated and Archibald was forced to anchor off Cromarty. After a short stay in Cromarty, he was able to secure a 'conveyance' which got him to Castle Leod by 8 o'clock in the evening.

Today, the drive from Inverness to Castle Leod would probably take about 30 minutes - considerably less than Archibald's 16-hour adventure!


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Letter from Archibald Baillie, Castle Leod, Strathpeffer to Isabella Baillie

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1810s

Baillies of Dunain; Castle Leod; Strathpeffer; Dingwall; Archibald Baillie; transport; correspondence; letters

Highland Archive Centre

Baillie of Dunain family papers

The Baillies of Dunain were an Inverness family who lived in and around the area from the mid-15th century onwards. Although their estate was small in comparison with many of the principal Highland families, they occupied a niche in the upper levels of Highland society.<br /> <br /> A substantial collection of the family's papers is held by The Highland Council Archive Service. The papers cover the period c.1760-1860.<br /> <br /> This document is dated 8 June, 1816. It is a letter from Archibald Baillie to his mother. Archibald was visiting Castle Leod, near Strathpeffer and his letter describes the eventful journey he had getting to his destination. Apparently, he set off for Dingwall (by boat) between 3 and 4 o'clock in the morning, with a favourable wind. <br /> <br /> Unfortunately the weather deteriorated and Archibald was forced to anchor off Cromarty. After a short stay in Cromarty, he was able to secure a 'conveyance' which got him to Castle Leod by 8 o'clock in the evening.<br /> <br /> Today, the drive from Inverness to Castle Leod would probably take about 30 minutes - considerably less than Archibald's 16-hour adventure! <br /> <br /> <br /> For further information about this item and the collection to which it belongs, please <a href="mailto: archives@highlifehighland.com">email</a> the Highland Archive Service