Flood Reclamation Embankments

In 1852 Land reclamation embankments were built along both sides of the River Conon Estuary. The photograph on the left illustrate the line of these embankments which are clearly depicted by the purple flora.
The following are transcripts from plans of these proposed embankments submitted in 1852.

03 Flood reclamation embankment along River Conon

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PLAN of the LANDS OF MARYBURGH, BREKANORD LOWER KILDUN AND ISLAND MORE

Being part of the ESTATE of BRAHAN SHOWING THE EMBANKMENTS PROPOSED TO BE MADE FOR RECLAIMING AND IMPROVING LAND ALONG THE RIVER CONON 1852
The following transcript is from a plan approved by the Admiralty giving Mrs Stewart MacKenzie permission to construct two embankments on the River Conon.

To be transmitted to the Hon’ble Mrs Stewart MacKenzie
The Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty hereby assent ( in so far as their Lordship’s jurisdiction is concerned and without prejudice to the Estate and Interest Her Majesty, or owners thereof in soil of the lands on which the works are to be constructed) to the application of the Hon’ble Mrs Stewart MacKenzie for permission to construct two embankments on the River Conon as shown by the two red lines lettered A B C D E F G H I on the plan and in conformity with the specification on this drawing.

ADMIRALTY JULY 6th 1853
(Signed) M.B. HAMILTON
Secretary

Post 1967 flooding

Following the disastrous flooding of 1967 further flood reclamation embankments were built along the River Conon. 

The River Conon looking downstream from the "new" road bridge

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02 Maryburgh Environment

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