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TITLE
Portgower school
EXTERNAL ID
GART_031
PLACENAME
Portgower
DISTRICT
Kildonan, Loth and Clyne
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
SUTHERLAND: Loth
SOURCE
Timespan - Helmsdale
ASSET ID
7937
KEYWORDS
land agitation
Portgower school

A view of Portgower school, near Helmsdale.

Portgower is a small crofting and fishing village, located along the A9 north, although fishing has not been a mainstay for some decades. It was built in the nineteenth century at the behest of the Duke of Sutherland as a clearance village. The Duke employed a French factor to undertake the project, and this man set about designing a compact village following a grid system employed by villages in rural France.

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Portgower school

SUTHERLAND: Loth

land agitation

Timespan - Helmsdale

The Gartymore Story

A view of Portgower school, near Helmsdale.<br /> <br /> Portgower is a small crofting and fishing village, located along the A9 north, although fishing has not been a mainstay for some decades. It was built in the nineteenth century at the behest of the Duke of Sutherland as a clearance village. The Duke employed a French factor to undertake the project, and this man set about designing a compact village following a grid system employed by villages in rural France.