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TITLE
The Green, Drumnadrochit
EXTERNAL ID
PC_GLENURQUHART_HERITAGEGROUP_004
PLACENAME
Drumnadrochit
DISTRICT
Aird
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Urquhart and Glenmoriston
PERIOD
1920s
SOURCE
Glenurquhart Heritage Group
ASSET ID
22670
KEYWORDS
Glenurquhart
village
Loch Ness
The Green, Drumnadrochit

Many medium sized towns have developed on areas which have long been inhabited for their access to water and fertile land. This is a photograph of the part of Drumnadrochit called The Green which is a fertile plane on the banks of Loch Ness and has long been a place suited to both grazing and habitation. It is possibly the site which originally attracted people to build on Glenurquhart. The Drumnadrochit Hotel is visible in the background. The Green was a focal point for houses in the centre of Drumnadrochit, and used to be a park. Now there are several restaurants, a post office and a bus stop in this area. The Tourist Information centre is also close to where this photograph was taken.

The town of Glenurquhart had its origins where the River Enrick flowed into the Loch. Whilst the river is not visible in this photograph, it flows between the Green and the hill with the Hotel on it. The Green used to be the site of cattle fairs, called 'trysts', but in more modern times it became used as a park.

The hills above the town are known as Balcraggan, and this area is now dominated by the Loch Ness Visitors Centre.

Whilst little in this photograph distinguishes it from the photographs of the two previous decades, there are new cars, and the park has been developed. Increasingly in the post war years there was a drive to create a more egalitarian Britain, and this is demonstrated by the increased development of municipal areas.

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The Green, Drumnadrochit

INVERNESS: Urquhart and Glenmoriston

1920s

Glenurquhart; village; Loch Ness

Glenurquhart Heritage Group

Glenurquhart Heritage Group (photographs)

Many medium sized towns have developed on areas which have long been inhabited for their access to water and fertile land. This is a photograph of the part of Drumnadrochit called The Green which is a fertile plane on the banks of Loch Ness and has long been a place suited to both grazing and habitation. It is possibly the site which originally attracted people to build on Glenurquhart. The Drumnadrochit Hotel is visible in the background. The Green was a focal point for houses in the centre of Drumnadrochit, and used to be a park. Now there are several restaurants, a post office and a bus stop in this area. The Tourist Information centre is also close to where this photograph was taken.<br /> <br /> The town of Glenurquhart had its origins where the River Enrick flowed into the Loch. Whilst the river is not visible in this photograph, it flows between the Green and the hill with the Hotel on it. The Green used to be the site of cattle fairs, called 'trysts', but in more modern times it became used as a park. <br /> <br /> The hills above the town are known as Balcraggan, and this area is now dominated by the Loch Ness Visitors Centre.<br /> <br /> Whilst little in this photograph distinguishes it from the photographs of the two previous decades, there are new cars, and the park has been developed. Increasingly in the post war years there was a drive to create a more egalitarian Britain, and this is demonstrated by the increased development of municipal areas.