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Plockton is a picturesque West Highland village on the shores of Loch Carron. It faces east, away from the prevailing winds, which together with the Gulf stream gives it a mild climate allowing palm trees to grow.
In the 1840s when the herring fishing dried up and the potato famine struck, the village fell into disrepair and became known as the village of the poor.
The TV series Hamish Macbeth, starring Robert Carlyle, was filmed there along with various scenes in the film the Wicker Man and the Inspector Alleyn Mysteries TV series. Plockton is a National Trust for Scotland conservation village.
The Cottage is the last remaining original "black house" in the village.
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