Once, Scotland had thousands of “townships”, small farming communities where groups of families worked together. Then, two hundred and fifty years ago, the world began to change.

The townships were replaced by modern farms, crofting and large estates. In some places the process was known as the Highland Clearances. A few townships remained, but most of these had gone by 1900.

Auchindrain was the last to survive, until 1963. Today it is far and away the best remaining example of a type of settlement that was once typical and common, and which was very important within Scotland’s history.

For more information and opening times visit the Auchindrain website

The Auchindrain Trust
Furnace, Inveraray,
Argyll, Scotland
PA32 8WD
Telephone: +44(0)1499 500235

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