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TITLE
View from the Cat's Back looking west, Strathpeffer
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_1273
PLACENAME
Strathpeffer
DISTRICT
Dingwall
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Fodderty
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
33199
KEYWORDS
postcards
Ross-shire
Ross and Cromarty
valleys
hills
mountains
Highland Clearances
View from the Cat's Back looking west, Strathpeffer

This postcard shows a view of the Strathconon Valley taken from the ridge called the Cat's Back (Druim Chat) near the village of Strathpeffer. There is evidence that humans have lived in the valley since the Bronze Age but in the 1840s it was cleared by its owners, the Balfour family, to make way for sheep. Around 500 people are said to have been displaced, some to neighbouring estates and some to the Black Isle.

The River Conon is formed by the coming together of the Meig and Sheen Rivers. It flows through Strathconon to join the Cromarty Firth near Conon Bridge. Its waters form part of the Conon Hydro-Electric Power Scheme.

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View from the Cat's Back looking west, Strathpeffer

ROSS: Fodderty

postcards; Ross-shire; Ross and Cromarty; valleys; hills; mountains; Highland Clearances

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows a view of the Strathconon Valley taken from the ridge called the Cat's Back (Druim Chat) near the village of Strathpeffer. There is evidence that humans have lived in the valley since the Bronze Age but in the 1840s it was cleared by its owners, the Balfour family, to make way for sheep. Around 500 people are said to have been displaced, some to neighbouring estates and some to the Black Isle. <br /> <br /> The River Conon is formed by the coming together of the Meig and Sheen Rivers. It flows through Strathconon to join the Cromarty Firth near Conon Bridge. Its waters form part of the Conon Hydro-Electric Power Scheme.