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TITLE
West Loch Tarbert, Harris
EXTERNAL ID
PC_PRISCUS_SCO6062
PLACENAME
Tarbert
DISTRICT
Harris
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Harris
PERIOD
1890s
CREATOR
George Washington Wilson
SOURCE
Mark Butterworth - Priscus
ASSET ID
29590
KEYWORDS
lochs
Bernera
cromlechs
Lewis
Long Island
West Loch Tarbert, Harris

This photograph was taken by Scottish photographer George Washington Wilson (1823-93) and was used to illustrate talks he gave on Highland history. The following description is taken from Washington Wilson's own lecture notes.

Leaving Loch Bernera and its cromlechs behind, and passing the boundary that separates Lewis and Harris, the next opening on the coast is West Loch Tarbet, a very deep indentation, and separated from the East Loch of the same name by a very narrow neck of land. The navigation of both these lochs is rendered very intricate by rocks and islands. A more joyless desert could not well be imagined than a general view of the Long Island while the mountainous part displays a greater extent of bare rock and black bog than is, perhaps, to be seen anywhere in Scotland.

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West Loch Tarbert, Harris

INVERNESS: Harris

1890s

lochs; Bernera; cromlechs; Lewis; Long Island

Mark Butterworth - Priscus

Imaging the Past

This photograph was taken by Scottish photographer George Washington Wilson (1823-93) and was used to illustrate talks he gave on Highland history. The following description is taken from Washington Wilson's own lecture notes.<br /> <br /> Leaving Loch Bernera and its cromlechs behind, and passing the boundary that separates Lewis and Harris, the next opening on the coast is West Loch Tarbet, a very deep indentation, and separated from the East Loch of the same name by a very narrow neck of land. The navigation of both these lochs is rendered very intricate by rocks and islands. A more joyless desert could not well be imagined than a general view of the Long Island while the mountainous part displays a greater extent of bare rock and black bog than is, perhaps, to be seen anywhere in Scotland.