This account from ___ is the best that we have on the historical background of the village.
Before the 19th century, there are no records of many people having lived on the site where Plockton now stands. It is, however, possible that a small crofting community of three or four families did exist . . .
We are not sure right now where this one came from.
An example of a west coast planned village begun by the Earl of Seaforth, whose factor wrote in 1794 of the necessity ‘to lay out the villages of Ploc and Dornie’. Four years later the estate was put for sale and eventually bought by Sir Hugh Innes . . .
This is part of a talk by Morag MacKenzie (Seann Bhruthach) for the (then) Crofters Union.
I am Morag MacKenzie from the village of Duirinish. I am a working crofter and married with two daughters. My husband Ian works for the local coach company. He is also a crofter like myself. I am going to tell you a little about the history of the village before I talk on the value of crofting to the family . . .