Category Archives: Heritage

Heritage and History of our community

The Road network. A brief history of roads around strathcarron.

The roads around the Lochcarron  district were mostly all built within short time periods:- 1810-1825 and then 1962 -1978.  Before 1800 transport in the West Highlands depended on the sea. Land travel was on foot or on horseback. In 1802 … Continue reading

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A Geological History of Lochcarron

A Geological History of Lochcarron a brief introduction to the geology influencing the scenery of Lochcarron & district. Continental Drift The ancient landscape that is Lochcarron and its environs has as its foundation some of the oldest rocks on the … Continue reading

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Highland Forests. A brief history.

Highland Forests For tens of thousands of years the Scottish Highlands were covered with ice, thousands of feet thick. About 10,000 years ago the ice retreated leaving the hills and valleys much as they are today. Vegetation colonised the bare … Continue reading

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The Kishorn Mines- A brief history.

The Kishorn Mines – A Brief History The four mines (two copper, though one non-productive, and two iron) all occur in the Durness Limestone (Ordovician in age – 490 million years old) which outcrops in the Kishorn area. Unfortunately, there … Continue reading

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update on WW1 research project

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WW1 centenary research project- help needed!

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Kirkton history

Historical information researched and collated by Paul Swan.

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