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TITLE
Dance at Durness Village Hall, 1968
EXTERNAL ID
PC_WMORRISON_056
PLACENAME
Durness
DISTRICT
Eddrachillis and Durness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
SUTHERLAND: Durness
DATE OF IMAGE
1968
PERIOD
1960s
SOURCE
Willie Morrison
ASSET ID
30543
KEYWORDS
community halls
village halls
dances
crofters
townships
crofts
Dance at Durness Village Hall, 1968

This photograph shows dancers at Durness Village Hall in December 1968. The hall has now been superseded by a new building opened in August 2001. The old hall needed extensive repair work and was no longer able to provide the facilities required by the local community.

Durness is a crofting township in northwest Sutherland. As well as crofting, the local economy relies on fish farming, sheep and tourism; the area is good for sea trout fishing, walking and sailing.

In the 19th century when clearances were proposed the people of the Durness area resisted. Military intervention ensured that clearances did go ahead but to a lesser extent than originally planned

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Dance at Durness Village Hall, 1968

SUTHERLAND: Durness

1960s

community halls; village halls; dances; crofters; townships; crofts

Willie Morrison

Willie Morrison Archive

This photograph shows dancers at Durness Village Hall in December 1968. The hall has now been superseded by a new building opened in August 2001. The old hall needed extensive repair work and was no longer able to provide the facilities required by the local community.<br /> <br /> Durness is a crofting township in northwest Sutherland. As well as crofting, the local economy relies on fish farming, sheep and tourism; the area is good for sea trout fishing, walking and sailing. <br /> <br /> In the 19th century when clearances were proposed the people of the Durness area resisted. Military intervention ensured that clearances did go ahead but to a lesser extent than originally planned