9781849951531

A New Way of Living Georgian Town Planning in the Highlands and Islands

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    9781849951531

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    1849951535

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2015-09-07
  • Publisher: Whittles Publishing
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Summary

A New Way of Living tells the broad story of the development of new towns in the Scottish Highlands and Islands post-1750. It pulls together the various strands that influenced the development of the North West Highlands after the disastrous risings and charts the government-backed attempts at establishing fishing villages from Argyll to Sutherland, as well as private initiatives to do likewise along the shores of the Moray Firth. Roads and later railways were built to connect these new settlements to their markets which were tens or hundreds of miles away across mountain ranges, presenting monumental challenges for the designers and workforce.

In the farming country of Morayshire, north Aberdeenshire and the old counties of Banffshire and Buchan, landowners led these improvements, often bestowing their names on their villages and towns such as Archiestown and Macduff. In many cases the plan succeeded although there were some notable failures. This was a period when a new way of living was imposed upon a population that had no alternative but to accept it or leave for the colonies.

The book demonstrates how the planners borrowed concepts from history and how the more successful layouts were developed with some degree of building regulation applied to a sensibly zoned plan. Many of the places studied, particularly those on the coast, are now sought-after as holiday home locations, thus proving the enduring appeal of picturesque settings of terraced cottages clustered around a harbour or bay. The rationale for their existence may have changed but the constant appeal of the plan and building fabric of many of the new towns illustrates the enduring worth of this Georgian legacy.

Author Biography

Gordon Haynes is the author of the acclaimed Landscape and Garden Design.

Table of Contents

Things Had to Change
Background
A moment in time
An old way of planning
Scotland in the Georgian era
Significant Agencies
The Planning Strategists

Section 1: Islay
Bowmore
Port Ellen
Port Charlotte
Other villages in brief
Section 2: The West Coast
Inveraray
Lochgilphead
Ullapool
Tobermory
Plockton
Other villages in brief
Section 3: The Moray Firth
Pulteneytown
Thurso
Helmsdale
Brora
Beauly
Burghead
Hopeman
Lossiemouth
Cullen
MacDuff
Other villages in brief
Other planned villages in this area
Section 4: The North-east
Grantown-on-Spey
Tomintoul
Fochabers
Huntly
New Keith, Fife Keith and Newmill
Archiestown
Turriff
Aberchirder
New Pitsligo
Other villages in brief
Other planned villages in this area

Character and Details
A Review
A Note on Learned Works
Postscript
Sources
Acknowledgements
Index

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