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TITLE
Balmacaan Estate
EXTERNAL ID
PC_GLENURQUHART_DUNCANMACDONALD_012
PLACENAME
Balmacaan Estate
DISTRICT
Aird
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Urquhart and Glenmoriston
PERIOD
1910s
SOURCE
Glenurquhart Heritage Group
ASSET ID
22662
KEYWORDS
cars
transport
industrialism
estates
vehicles<br />
Balmacaan Estate

In Glenurquhart, the tenancy of Bradley Martin at Balmacaan Estate, from 1885 to 1913 attracted many famous and affluent people to the area. This photograph shows, from left to right, Bradley Martin, Frederick Townsend Martin and a visitor who has been identified as a member of the Gillette family, who achieved fame through manufacturing razorblades.

During the time that this photograph was taken, the industrial revolution had brought large social changes to Britain. What was most apparent was that businessmen such as Bradley Martin became increasingly affluent and had a growing presence in the Highland estates. As this was happening, the feudal chiefs, like the Seafields who owned the estate, were declining in social and financial influence. Many foreign visitors like Mr Gillette as well as Archduke Michael of Russia visited the estate when the Martin family were tenants there.

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Balmacaan Estate

INVERNESS: Urquhart and Glenmoriston

1910s

cars; transport; industrialism; estates; vehicles<br />

Glenurquhart Heritage Group

Glenurquhart Heritage Group (photographs)

In Glenurquhart, the tenancy of Bradley Martin at Balmacaan Estate, from 1885 to 1913 attracted many famous and affluent people to the area. This photograph shows, from left to right, Bradley Martin, Frederick Townsend Martin and a visitor who has been identified as a member of the Gillette family, who achieved fame through manufacturing razorblades.<br /> <br /> During the time that this photograph was taken, the industrial revolution had brought large social changes to Britain. What was most apparent was that businessmen such as Bradley Martin became increasingly affluent and had a growing presence in the Highland estates. As this was happening, the feudal chiefs, like the Seafields who owned the estate, were declining in social and financial influence. Many foreign visitors like Mr Gillette as well as Archduke Michael of Russia visited the estate when the Martin family were tenants there.