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TITLE
Balintore
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_0950237000_P010
PLACENAME
Balintore
DISTRICT
Fearn
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Fearn
DATE OF IMAGE
1989
PERIOD
19c
CREATOR
Johan Sutherland
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
30742
KEYWORDS
maps
plans
industry
fishing
harbours
cholera
illness
zoomable

The village of Balintore is situated on the Tarbat peninsula about 12 miles north east of Invergordon. During the 16th century it is listed as the fisher town of Fearn Abbey. It has continued to be a fishing village. Boats landed on the beach at Shandwick until the harbour was built in the 1890s.

The name means 'town of the bleaching grounds' in Gaelic from the linen industry. Cloth used to be laid out to bleach in the sun in Balintore.

The cholera epidemic of 1832 was bad in Balintore and in all the seaboard villages. It died down quickly, however, which was said to be due to two men who saw the cholera as a cloud, caught it in a sheet and buried it.

These illustrations were taken from 'Down to the Sea' by Jessie MacDonald and Anne Gordon

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Balintore

ROSS: Fearn

19c

maps; plans; industry; fishing; harbours; cholera; illness; zoomable

Highland Libraries

The village of Balintore is situated on the Tarbat peninsula about 12 miles north east of Invergordon. During the 16th century it is listed as the fisher town of Fearn Abbey. It has continued to be a fishing village. Boats landed on the beach at Shandwick until the harbour was built in the 1890s.<br /> <br /> The name means 'town of the bleaching grounds' in Gaelic from the linen industry. Cloth used to be laid out to bleach in the sun in Balintore.<br /> <br /> The cholera epidemic of 1832 was bad in Balintore and in all the seaboard villages. It died down quickly, however, which was said to be due to two men who saw the cholera as a cloud, caught it in a sheet and buried it.<br /> <br /> These illustrations were taken from 'Down to the Sea' by Jessie MacDonald and Anne Gordon