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TITLE
Plockton Regatta, Loch Carron
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0843
PLACENAME
Plockton
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
PERIOD
1940s
CREATOR
J Valentine & Co.
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32761
KEYWORDS
postcards
sailing regattas
yachting
yachts
castles
Plockton Regatta, Loch Carron

This postcard shows the annual Plockton sailing regatta on Loch Carron. Nestled amongst the trees in the background is Duncraig Castle, built in 1866 by Sir Alexander Matheson. The castle later became a private school.

The Plockton Small Boat Sailing Club, formed in 1933, hosts races throughout the year that culminate in Regatta fortnight in July/August, one of the highlights of the west coast sailing calendar. Regattas always begin on the Monday after the fourth Sunday in July to accommodate the Free Presbyterian Communion.

Plockton is extremely popular with tourists and its warm climate, a consequence of the Gulf Stream, means that Palm trees can be found by the shores of the loch

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Plockton Regatta, Loch Carron

ROSS: Lochalsh

1940s

postcards; sailing regattas; yachting; yachts; castles

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows the annual Plockton sailing regatta on Loch Carron. Nestled amongst the trees in the background is Duncraig Castle, built in 1866 by Sir Alexander Matheson. The castle later became a private school.<br /> <br /> The Plockton Small Boat Sailing Club, formed in 1933, hosts races throughout the year that culminate in Regatta fortnight in July/August, one of the highlights of the west coast sailing calendar. Regattas always begin on the Monday after the fourth Sunday in July to accommodate the Free Presbyterian Communion.<br /> <br /> Plockton is extremely popular with tourists and its warm climate, a consequence of the Gulf Stream, means that Palm trees can be found by the shores of the loch