Surveying Party by Kinloch (Loch) Rannoch
Situated on a forfeited Jacobite estate, the area around Loch Rannoch was earmarked for a short-lived model settlement for discharged soldiers and displaced crofters. It was to be named Georgetown.
In this drawing the artist depicts a surveying party at work, complete with escorting redcoats. Perhaps the inclusion of elegant figures such as the woman on the left, or the kilted gentleman to the right of the surveyor, hints at the ‘civilising’ influence of the Hanoverian occupation in an area that had seen much fighting.