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TITLE
The Rock of the Giant Strathconon, Muir of Ord
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_5863
PLACENAME
Muir of Ord
DISTRICT
Muir of Ord
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Urray
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
37494
KEYWORDS
evictions
The Rock of the Giant Strathconon, Muir of Ord

This postcard is titled 'The Rock of the Giant, Strathconon, Muir of Ord'. Strathconnon lies approximately 48 km west of Inverness.

In the mid-19th century, during the period of the Highland Clearances, several hundred people were evicted from the Strathconnon area to make way for sheep-farms, these providing greater profits to landlords than the rents of their tenants.

The arrival of the Conon Hydro-Electric Power Scheme, developed between 1946 and 1961, brought much change to this area. The building of dams on the River Meig and the River Conon resulted in the formation of the Meig Reservoir and Loch Achonachie.

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The Rock of the Giant Strathconon, Muir of Ord

ROSS: Urray

evictions

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard is titled 'The Rock of the Giant, Strathconon, Muir of Ord'. Strathconnon lies approximately 48 km west of Inverness.<br /> <br /> In the mid-19th century, during the period of the Highland Clearances, several hundred people were evicted from the Strathconnon area to make way for sheep-farms, these providing greater profits to landlords than the rents of their tenants.<br /> <br /> The arrival of the Conon Hydro-Electric Power Scheme, developed between 1946 and 1961, brought much change to this area. The building of dams on the River Meig and the River Conon resulted in the formation of the Meig Reservoir and Loch Achonachie.