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TITLE
Lochcarron village looking west
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0731
PLACENAME
Lochcarron
DISTRICT
Lochcarron
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochcarron
PERIOD
1950s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32651
KEYWORDS
postcards
Highland Clearances
villages
lochs
Lochcarron village looking west

This postcard shows the village of Lochcarron in Wester Ross, looking west. To the left is Loch Carron. The sign by the lochside advertises the Rock Villa Hotel, still in business today. 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. During 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 village looking west

ROSS: Lochcarron

1950s

postcards; Highland Clearances; villages; lochs

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows the village of Lochcarron in Wester Ross, looking west. To the left is Loch Carron. The sign by the lochside advertises the Rock Villa Hotel, still in business today. 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. During 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