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Eilean-a-Chat, Plockton

Eilean-a-Chat, Plockton

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LOCATION: Plockton
PERIOD: 1930s; 1940s
DISTRICT: South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH: ROSS:Lochalsh
CONTRIBUTOR: Highland Libraries
COLLECTION NAME: Postcards
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This postcard shows the island of Eilean-a-Chait at Plockton. Plockton Lighthouse sits on the island. Built around 1880, there was a small cottage built onto the lighthouse tower for the lighthouse keeper. As this was only big enough to accommodate one person a second house was built for the keeper's wife on the nearby island of Eilean-an-Duine. When the tide is low it is possible to wade between the two islands. The lighthouse was de-activated during the 1920s and the buildings on both islands are now privately owned. A family now occupies the house on Eilean-an-Duine but the lighthouse is closed and inaccessible to the public



IDENTIFIER: QZP40_CARD_0847


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