As whisky making disappeared, so too did The Cabrach’s residents. The industrialisation that arrived in the mid-19th century prompted many to move into Scotland’s towns and cities. Then, after many more failed to return after two World Wars, The Cabrach’s wild moorlands became known as a place where only the hardy survive.
At the turn of the 20th century about 1,000 people scraped a living farming the land in The Cabrach. Now only 70 or so remain.