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TITLE
Views of Loch Carron
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0725
PLACENAME
Lochcarron
DISTRICT
Lochcarron
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochcarron
PERIOD
1980s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32646
KEYWORDS
postcards
lochs
Highland Clearances
lochs
glens
villages
forests
Views of Loch Carron

This postcard shows four views of Loch Carron in Wester Ross. Loch Carron measures five miles by three quarters of a mile and runs northeast to southwest, flowing to the narrows at Stromeferry. At the head of the loch sit the village of Lochcarron and Glen Carron, home to Achnashellach Forest. The hills of Torridon and Applecross are situated nearby.

Top left and bottom right show nearby Plockton. During the 1700s the settlement was known as Am Ploc and its main industry was crofting. However, as a consequence of the Highland Clearances the village became a point of embarkation for those who had been evicted from their land. Am Ploc was renamed Plocktown when it later became a prosperous fishertown.

Top right shows the village of Lochcarron. 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. During this time the village took on a linear pattern that is still apparent today. Bottom left shows Loch Duich, located around 22 miles from the village of Lochcarron

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Views of Loch Carron

ROSS: Lochcarron

1980s

postcards; lochs; Highland Clearances; lochs; glens; villages; forests

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows four views of Loch Carron in Wester Ross. Loch Carron measures five miles by three quarters of a mile and runs northeast to southwest, flowing to the narrows at Stromeferry. At the head of the loch sit the village of Lochcarron and Glen Carron, home to Achnashellach Forest. The hills of Torridon and Applecross are situated nearby.<br /> <br /> Top left and bottom right show nearby Plockton. During the 1700s the settlement was known as Am Ploc and its main industry was crofting. However, as a consequence of the Highland Clearances the village became a point of embarkation for those who had been evicted from their land. Am Ploc was renamed Plocktown when it later became a prosperous fishertown. <br /> <br /> Top right shows the village of Lochcarron. 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. During this time the village took on a linear pattern that is still apparent today. Bottom left shows Loch Duich, located around 22 miles from the village of Lochcarron