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Stromeferry & Achmore

Information & Links

Sources of Information and Further Reading


Highland Homespun - Margaret Leigh, 1935
Also Driftwood & Tangle 1941, and My Kingdom for a Horse - Margaret Leigh. ( Margaret Leigh lived at Ach na Darroch and at Ach na Craig, which she had built. For a while, the young Peter Wright, later to become "spycatcher", stayed with her) 
One Horse Farm - Raymond O'Malley,1948.  Lots of good photos.  Recently republished (Raymond O'Malley was a conscientious objector, who took the tenancy of Achbeg Farm during WWII.  Mainly an account of the agriculture, with many activities done jointly with Duncan MacRae of Achmore Farm.  Names in the book have been changed )
Place names of Ross & Cromarty - Watson, 1903.  Recently republished 
Lochalsh - Donald MacRae, 1960's?
Stories of Kintail - Donald MacRae, 1978
Pinch of Salt - Lexy Ball, 1990(?)  Accounts of local characters.  Out of Print, but available from the library
The Strome Ferry Railway Riot of 1883 - David McConnell
Rails to Kyle of Lochalsh - David McConnell.  Very thorough history of the Kyle line, with some very interesting old photos
Glenelg Kintail & Lochalsh - Roger Miket
Old Ways Through Wester Ross - Christopher Uncles.  Old Photos
Reliquiae Celtiae - Contains a transcription and partial translation of the Fernaig Manuscript, and some information.  Out of Print, but available from the library
Companion to Gaelic Scotland - Information about the Fernaig Manuscript, among many other things
Highland Landforms - Robert Price.  Geology
The Highland Geology Trail - John L Roberts, Luath Press 
Duncraig Castle, Plockton - Ian Sykes.  Recipes and history
Highland Tours - James Hogg.  Collected and published by Byways books in 1981
Traditional sites of Matheson history in Lochalsh - The Clan Matheson Society 1981


Pont's map 1583-1601 - (National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh)
General Roy's military survey (1770) - (British Library, London)  Slides of the maps can also be viewed at Inverness library
Balmacara Estate Map (1807) - (Museum service, Portree)
Thompson / John Craig's map 1826  - (National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh)
Samuel Lewis's Map 1860
1st Edition O.S. map 1875  - (Inverness Library)
2nd Edition O.S. map 1906 - (Inverness Library)
OS Pathfinder (1:25000) no.189 Stromeferry
British Geological Survey Ten Mile Map (North)

Other Documents

Lochalsh Statistical Account 1790-93 - (Inverness Library)
Lochalsh Statistical Account 1836-40 - (Inverness Library)
Napier Commission Report 1883 - (Inverness Library)
Royal Commission (Highlands & Islands) 1892 - (Inverness Library)
Census  from 1841 every 10 years - (Inverness Library, also now on line)