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PICTURE GALLERY
Plockton Photograph

This is a photograph of the Scottish Village of Plockton whose name comes from the Gaelic word ploc meaning a lumpish promontory, and the English word town Plocktown.)The town initially came to prominence in 1801, when the owner of the estate on whose land it lay, drew up plans for a planned village.

In 1841 its population reached its peak due to the rise of the fishing industry and due to its location was able to trade with the major ports of Greenock and Glasgow.

Tourism is now perhaps its major industry with its popularity being enhanced by the fact that the hit TV series 'Hamish Macbeth' was made locally.

ploctkton village in scotland picture