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TITLE
West end of Lochcarron village
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0727
PLACENAME
Lochcarron
DISTRICT
Lochcarron
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochcarron
PERIOD
1950s
CREATOR
J Valentine & Co.
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32647
KEYWORDS
postcards
Parliamentary roads
Highland Clearances
villages
West end of Lochcarron village

This postcard shows a view of the west end of Locharron village in Wester Ross. 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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West end of Lochcarron village

ROSS: Lochcarron

1950s

postcards; Parliamentary roads; Highland Clearances; villages

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows a view of the west end of Locharron village in Wester Ross. 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