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TITLE
Drumnadrochit Showing Achmony Hill
EXTERNAL ID
PC_GLENURQUHART_HERITAGEGROUP_003_AT
PLACENAME
Drumnadrochit
DISTRICT
Aird
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Urquhart and Glenmoriston
DATE OF IMAGE
2009
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Andrew Taylor
SOURCE
Andrew Taylor
ASSET ID
22669
KEYWORDS
Glenurquhart
the green
bridge
village
Loch Ness
Drumnadrochit Showing Achmony Hill

Glenurquhart has been well suited to farming because it is built on a plane, and possesses good soil. The hill above the village is called Auchmony, and is rich in lime deposits. This is one of the reasons why agriculture in Glenurquhart became so well developed. Trees grow very thickly on the hill, which is possibly a sign of the quality of the earth, though lime does not always enrich growth in its natural state.

In the foreground to this photograph is an area of Glenurquhart known as the Green. Previously it had been used as a site for marts and the sale of livestock. Since the earliest recorded days of Glenurquhart, the area around the Green was noted for being fertile, and a good site for cattle trysts, or marts. Usually these cattle were taken west to Muir of Ord.

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Drumnadrochit Showing Achmony Hill

INVERNESS: Urquhart and Glenmoriston

2000s

Glenurquhart; the green; bridge; village; Loch Ness

Andrew Taylor

Glenurquhart has been well suited to farming because it is built on a plane, and possesses good soil. The hill above the village is called Auchmony, and is rich in lime deposits. This is one of the reasons why agriculture in Glenurquhart became so well developed. Trees grow very thickly on the hill, which is possibly a sign of the quality of the earth, though lime does not always enrich growth in its natural state.<br /> <br /> In the foreground to this photograph is an area of Glenurquhart known as the Green. Previously it had been used as a site for marts and the sale of livestock. Since the earliest recorded days of Glenurquhart, the area around the Green was noted for being fertile, and a good site for cattle trysts, or marts. Usually these cattle were taken west to Muir of Ord.