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TITLE
Gamekeepers on Balmacaan Estate
EXTERNAL ID
PC_GLENURQUHART_HERITAGEGROUP_009
PLACENAME
Balmacaan
DISTRICT
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Urquhart and Glenmoriston
PERIOD
1910s
SOURCE
Glenurquhart Heritage Group
ASSET ID
22676
KEYWORDS
sport, hunting, recreation, gamie, gamekeepers, head keeper, Glenurquhart, Drumnadrochit
Gamekeepers on Balmacaan Estate

In the time when this photograph was taken, gamekeepers had a lot of authority. The running of estates was a very profitable business and attracted the wealthy of many countries. Balmacaan estate alone hosted Archduke Michael of Russia, as well as many American and English industrialists. For this reason, the gamekeepers had to organise large hunting parties and ensure that the estates operated at maximum productivity.

Most of the keepers in this photograph wear trousers knows as 'plus fours', which stop just beneath the knee. These were important items before the days of washing machines and mass produced clothes, because they meant that if the wearer had to walk through wet grass or a stream, then they would only have to change their socks, and not their trousers.

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Gamekeepers on Balmacaan Estate

INVERNESS: Urquhart and Glenmoriston

1910s

sport, hunting, recreation, gamie, gamekeepers, head keeper, Glenurquhart, Drumnadrochit

Glenurquhart Heritage Group

Glenurquhart Heritage Group (photographs)

In the time when this photograph was taken, gamekeepers had a lot of authority. The running of estates was a very profitable business and attracted the wealthy of many countries. Balmacaan estate alone hosted Archduke Michael of Russia, as well as many American and English industrialists. For this reason, the gamekeepers had to organise large hunting parties and ensure that the estates operated at maximum productivity.<br /> <br /> Most of the keepers in this photograph wear trousers knows as 'plus fours', which stop just beneath the knee. These were important items before the days of washing machines and mass produced clothes, because they meant that if the wearer had to walk through wet grass or a stream, then they would only have to change their socks, and not their trousers.