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About Auchindrain

[intro]  A township has existed here from before the 16th century. Over time much has changed at Auchindrain. The inhabitants adapted the way they lived and worked to suit the needs of the day. Using a range of historical sources, we've pieced together the story of...

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A view of the low, stone buildings of Auchindrain, with red corrugated iron roofs, looking towards brownish-green hills and a blue, but cloudy, sky.

Welcome to Auchindrain

[intro]Welcome to a very special place. Auchindrain, pronounced "Achan-DRYan", comes from the Gaelic Achadh an Droighinn, the blackthorn field. Auchindrain is the last surviving and best preserved example of a 'joint tenancy township'.[/intro] [details] This type of settlement was common in Scotland and much of northern...

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