The Duke owned vast areas of land throughout
north Scotland, with this being a time
landowners were encouraging Crofters to move
into Towns for industry such as Textiles.
Land the Crofters worked, was then used for
large scale sheep farming.
Many Crofters emigrated to North America at
Other Barracks and Forts built in the
Highlands around that time were:
1654 - Fort William north of Glencoe built by
forces of Oliver Cromwell, then later used
against the Jacobite's, with the Cameron's and
MacDonald's being the main Jacobite Clans in
1717 - Bernera
Barracks on the route from Fort William to
the Isle of Skye.
1727 - the original Fort George in Inverness.
1729 - Fort Augustus on the south side of
Northern Castles used by the Government
against the Jacobite's were:
Blair Castle north of Perth, owned by
Murry's, used by Government forces, and at
times taken by Jacobite's.
Inveraray Castle on the mountain road
to Oban, owned by Campbell's.
Kilchurn Castle on the mountain road
to Oban, also owned by Campbell's.
Urquhart Castle on the west side of
Loch Ness owned by Grant's, was eventually
blown up to prevent Jacobite's from using
and Bridges were built throughout Scotland at
that time, linking these Castles and Barracks.
Many of these Military Roads are still used
Some of the Bridges are amazing, although
most are now only used for walking as they were
too narrow for cars in both directions. View
Old Invercauld Bridge by Balmoral