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TITLE
Plockton by the shores of Loch Carron
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0845
PLACENAME
Plockton
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
PERIOD
1900s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32763
KEYWORDS
postcards
Am Ploc
crofting
fishing
Highland Clearances
Sir Hugh Innes
shipbuilding
Sir Alexander Matheson
Lochalsh Estate
Duncraig Castle
Plockton by the shores of Loch Carron

This postcard shows a view of the village of Plockton, by the shores of Loch Carron in Ross-shire. Plockton is a very popular destination for tourists with its picturesque setting. The coast is warmed by the Gulf Stream and as a result palm trees grow by the shoreline.

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 settlement was laid out as a modern village in about 1794. The new owner of the estate in 1808, Sir Hugh Innes, provided homes for his cleared tenants here. For many years they derived their main income from shipbuilding and fishing. In 1851 Sir Alexander Matheson bought the Lochalsh Estate and some years later built Duncraig castle overlooking this bay

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Plockton by the shores of Loch Carron

ROSS: Lochalsh

1900s

postcards; Am Ploc; crofting; fishing; Highland Clearances; Sir Hugh Innes; shipbuilding; Sir Alexander Matheson; Lochalsh Estate; Duncraig Castle

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows a view of the village of Plockton, by the shores of Loch Carron in Ross-shire. Plockton is a very popular destination for tourists with its picturesque setting. The coast is warmed by the Gulf Stream and as a result palm trees grow by the shoreline. <br /> <br /> 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 settlement was laid out as a modern village in about 1794. The new owner of the estate in 1808, Sir Hugh Innes, provided homes for his cleared tenants here. For many years they derived their main income from shipbuilding and fishing. In 1851 Sir Alexander Matheson bought the Lochalsh Estate and some years later built Duncraig castle overlooking this bay