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Scatwell and the River Conon from Little Scatwell
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QZP40_CARD_5864
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Highland Libraries
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37495
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roads
evictions
Scatwell and the River Conon from Little Scatwell

The River Conon flows through Strathconnon, which 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.

This postcard dates from the period before the arrival of the Conon Hydro-Electric Power Scheme, which was developed between 1946 and 1961 and 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. Luichart power station, one of six stations in the Conon scheme, now stands in the area to the left of the river in this image.

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Scatwell and the River Conon from Little Scatwell

roads; evictions

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The River Conon flows through Strathconnon, which 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 /> This postcard dates from the period before the arrival of the Conon Hydro-Electric Power Scheme, which was developed between 1946 and 1961 and 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. Luichart power station, one of six stations in the Conon scheme, now stands in the area to the left of the river in this image.