Information on the village of Lochinver in Scotland.
Grouped round Loch na Claise, (NC 035305) are the houses which make up Clashmore. This township was set aside to be a model farm when Sutherland estates were trying to reclaim barren ground into good agricultural land in the 1870's. A great deal of money was invested into the reclamation with trenching, draining and fencing/walling, most of which went to waste when in the 1880's, during the so-called Land War, when the crofters and the landlords came to blows, the buildings were set on fire and destroyed.
Later, the farm was split up, and fields given back to the crofters. The solid walls which surround the large fields remain as evidence of the former farmstead.
Today, many of the houses, refurbished and modernised to a very high standard, are used as summer letting accommodation.
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