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TITLE
Plockton
EXTERNAL ID
PC_JMSTRACHAN_275
PLACENAME
Plockton
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
CREATOR
JM Strachan
SOURCE
J I R Martin
ASSET ID
29096
KEYWORDS
village
shore
Plockton
Plockton

The village of Plockton was founded in 1794 by Col Francis Humberston Mackenzie of Seaforth, then owner of the Lochalsh estate. The plan was extended in 1801, when the estate was sold to Sir Hugh Innes who provided homes for some of his cleared tenants, who then derived their main income from fishing and ship building, as there was little land suitable for cultivation. The Gulf Stream provides the area with a mild climate, and the village is well known for the palm trees which flourish along the shore, as well as its picturesque setting.

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Plockton

ROSS: Lochalsh

village; shore; Plockton

J I R Martin

The village of Plockton was founded in 1794 by Col Francis Humberston Mackenzie of Seaforth, then owner of the Lochalsh estate. The plan was extended in 1801, when the estate was sold to Sir Hugh Innes who provided homes for some of his cleared tenants, who then derived their main income from fishing and ship building, as there was little land suitable for cultivation. The Gulf Stream provides the area with a mild climate, and the village is well known for the palm trees which flourish along the shore, as well as its picturesque setting.