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TITLE
Bridgend, Strathconon, Muir of Ord, looking towards Scurr-na-Vullin
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_5866
PLACENAME
Muir of Ord
DISTRICT
Muir of Ord
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Urray
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
37497
KEYWORDS
roads
evictions
Bridgend, Strathconon, Muir of Ord, looking towards Scurr-na-Vullin

This postcard shows the River Meig and the old bridge at Bridgend, Strathconon. Sgurr a' Mhuillin (misspelt as Scurr-na-Vullin in the postcard's title) is seen in the distance.

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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Bridgend, Strathconon, Muir of Ord, looking towards Scurr-na-Vullin

ROSS: Urray

roads; evictions

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows the River Meig and the old bridge at Bridgend, Strathconon. Sgurr a' Mhuillin (misspelt as Scurr-na-Vullin in the postcard's title) is seen in the distance.<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.