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TITLE
Kiltarlity and Convinth
EXTERNAL ID
PC_GLENURQUHART_JANBELL_MAPS_005_002
PLACENAME
Kiltarlity; Convinth
DISTRICT
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Kiltarlity and Convinth
DATE OF IMAGE
1874
PERIOD
1870s
SOURCE
Glenurquhart Heritage Group
ASSET ID
22735
KEYWORDS
telegrams
mail
landscape
zoomable images

In the late 19th Century a declining population meant that even as modes of travel became more accessible and new means were developed to cultivate land, there was little drive to create more housing or improve existing infrastructure. This map demonstrates just how much land around Glenurquhart was uninhabited during the 19th Century.

Because of the large-scale emigration of the time, new means were developed to stay in touch with distant relatives. The inclusion of a post office in 19th Century Scotland may seem surprising, because at the beginning of the 19th Century few Scots would know anyone outside the Highlands. However, the Post Office demonstrates that long distance communication was a strong need for the community.

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Kiltarlity and Convinth

INVERNESS: Kiltarlity and Convinth

1870s

telegrams; mail; landscape; zoomable images

Glenurquhart Heritage Group

Glenurquhart Heritage Group (maps)

In the late 19th Century a declining population meant that even as modes of travel became more accessible and new means were developed to cultivate land, there was little drive to create more housing or improve existing infrastructure. This map demonstrates just how much land around Glenurquhart was uninhabited during the 19th Century.<br /> <br /> Because of the large-scale emigration of the time, new means were developed to stay in touch with distant relatives. The inclusion of a post office in 19th Century Scotland may seem surprising, because at the beginning of the 19th Century few Scots would know anyone outside the Highlands. However, the Post Office demonstrates that long distance communication was a strong need for the community.