Glendu

Glendu / Glendue / Gleanndubh
Coordinates: 56.5287°N 5.2878°W
grid reference NM97804230

Is now beneath the surface of the reservoir in the Barcaldine Forestry
The settlement - maybe more than one house, is clearly marked on the 1871 and 1897 maps https://maps.nls.uk/view/75482529

The reservoir (the "Black Glen") is an impounding reservoir located 9 kilometres north east of the Connel Bridge in Barcaldine Forest. The earthen dam is 23.4 metres high and was completed in 1984. The reservoir provides a supply of water for the hydroelectric scheme at the Marine Resource Centre in the village of Barcaldine.

There may be more details in Canmore - https://canmore.org.uk/site/123912/gleann-dubh-barcaldine

In the late 1700's John McIllriach (McDonald) and Anne Clerk were married in 1793 and 3 children were born here : Catherine 1794 ; Mary 1796 ; Hugh 1798.

In the early 1960's the last crofting tenant was John Cameron, who was also a drainer, was evicted to have the land flooded underwater, with a succession of dams, to power hydroelectric for the Alginate factory at the shoreline. He moved to a caravan at Dallachulish, his wife and family having moved to Oban already.

This was a harsh and exposed croft.

[| Glen dubh forest walk]


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