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TITLE
Mountain and River, Strath Glass
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_5874
PLACENAME
Strathglass
DISTRICT
Aird
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Kilmorack
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
37504
KEYWORDS
River Glass
evictions
Mountain and River, Strath Glass

Strathglass lies south west of Inverness, stretching from Glen Affric towards Beauly.

In the early 19th century, during the period of the Highland Clearances, significant numbers of people were evicted from the Strathglass area to make way for sheep-farms, these providing greater profits to the landlord than the rents of tenants.

The building of the Affric-Beauly Hydro-Electric Power Scheme, which began in the late 1940s, brought much change to this area. At the height of the scheme's construction, 2000 hydro workers were housed at Cannich village at the south end of Strathglass. The completed scheme comprises of six power stations, six dams and several tunnels.

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Mountain and River, Strath Glass

INVERNESS: Kilmorack

River Glass; evictions

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Strathglass lies south west of Inverness, stretching from Glen Affric towards Beauly.<br /> <br /> In the early 19th century, during the period of the Highland Clearances, significant numbers of people were evicted from the Strathglass area to make way for sheep-farms, these providing greater profits to the landlord than the rents of tenants.<br /> <br /> The building of the Affric-Beauly Hydro-Electric Power Scheme, which began in the late 1940s, brought much change to this area. At the height of the scheme's construction, 2000 hydro workers were housed at Cannich village at the south end of Strathglass. The completed scheme comprises of six power stations, six dams and several tunnels.