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TITLE
Lochcarron from Slumbay Island
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0722
PLACENAME
Lochcarron
DISTRICT
Lochcarron
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochcarron
PERIOD
1930s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32643
KEYWORDS
postcards
Parliamentary roads
Highland Clearances
villages
lochs
Lochcarron from Slumbay Island

This postcard shows Lochcarron from Slumbay Island in Ross-shire. Although referred to as an island, Slumbay is actually linked to the mainland by a narrow causeway.

Slumbay is situated along the northern shore of Loch Carron in Wester Ross, neighbouring the village of Lochcarron. Slumbay Harbour is often used as an anchorage point for boats sailing across to the Western Isles.

Lochcarron is said to be the longest village in Scotland, extending over two miles along the northern shore of Loch Carron, 16 miles from the open sea.

At the beginning of the 19th century the village was a small settlement known as Jeantown, founded by Mackenzie of Applecross. Shortly afterwards the road from Kyle to Strome reached the village. The settlement grew rapidly, almost tripling in size, during the Clearances, when Lochcarron became home to many Highlanders who had been evicted from their homes. At this time the village took on a linear pattern that is still apparent today.

Today's Lochcarron has a population of over 900 and its industries include tourism, crofting and fish farming

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Lochcarron from Slumbay Island

ROSS: Lochcarron

1930s

postcards; Parliamentary roads; Highland Clearances; villages; lochs

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows Lochcarron from Slumbay Island in Ross-shire. Although referred to as an island, Slumbay is actually linked to the mainland by a narrow causeway.<br /> <br /> Slumbay is situated along the northern shore of Loch Carron in Wester Ross, neighbouring the village of Lochcarron. Slumbay Harbour is often used as an anchorage point for boats sailing across to the Western Isles.<br /> <br /> Lochcarron is said to be the longest village in Scotland, extending over two miles along the northern shore of Loch Carron, 16 miles from the open sea. <br /> <br /> At the beginning of the 19th century the village was a small settlement known as Jeantown, founded by Mackenzie of Applecross. Shortly afterwards the road from Kyle to Strome reached the village. The settlement grew rapidly, almost tripling in size, during the Clearances, when Lochcarron became home to many Highlanders who had been evicted from their homes. At this time the village took on a linear pattern that is still apparent today. <br /> <br /> Today's Lochcarron has a population of over 900 and its industries include tourism, crofting and fish farming