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(Strome Ferry)

A historical perspective, drawn from the Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland: A Survey of Scottish Topography, Statistical, Biographical and Historical, edited by Francis H. Groome and originally published in parts by Thomas C. Jack, Grange Publishing Works, Edinburgh between 1882 and 1885.

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Strome Ferry, a place in Lochalsh parish, SW Rossshire, on the southern shore of salt-water Loch Carron (3 furlongs broad here), and at the terminus of the Dingwall and Skye railway (1870), 53 miles WSW of Dingwall. It has a post office, with money order, savings' bank, and telegraph departments, a steamboat pier, and a good hotel; whilst on the opposite side of the loch are a small inn and the picturesque ruins of Strome Castle, which existed prior to 1472, and was blown up by Kenneth Mackenzie of Kintail in 1602. On Sunday, 3 June 1883, Strome Ferry was the scene of a Sabbatarian riot.—Ord. Sur., sh. 81, 1882.

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