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TITLE
Lochcarron
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0728
PLACENAME
Lochcarron
DISTRICT
Lochcarron
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochcarron
PERIOD
1920s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32648
KEYWORDS
postcards
Highland Clearances
villages
lochs
Lochcarron

This postcard shows a view of the village of Lochcarron in Wester Ross. To the right is Loch Carron. 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

ROSS: Lochcarron

1920s

postcards; Highland Clearances; villages; lochs

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows a view of the village of Lochcarron in Wester Ross. To the right is Loch Carron. 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