Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Auchindrain Highland township

A recent weekend trip to Argyll, in the West of Scotland, included a visit to the extraordinary former farming village of Auchindrain, six miles south of Inverary. Now a museum, the village and its original buildings provide a fascinating and unique insight into a once-common way of rural life. For anyone interested in vernacular architecture and construction, the site is particularly rewarding, with a range of building types including byres, barns, and cottages. The small visitor centre has a useful bookshop; look out for 'The Highland house transformed' which will be added to GSA library stock.
Access: Entry charge