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TITLE
Lochinver with Suilven behind, Assynt
EXTERNAL ID
PC_PWG_POSTCARDS_002
PLACENAME
Lochinver
DISTRICT
Assynt
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
SUTHERLAND: Assynt
PERIOD
1960s
SOURCE
PFW Grant
ASSET ID
29660
KEYWORDS
postcards
mountains
geology
villages
fishing industry
Lochinver with Suilven behind, Assynt

This postcard shows the town of Lochinver, in the Assynt district of Sutherland. The rounded peak of Suilven can be seen in the background.

Lochinver sits at the mouth of the River Inver, where it enters the sea loch, Loch Inver. It is the last sizeable village before the town of Thurso in Caithness and, along with Kinlochbervie, is one of the busiest fishing ports on the west Sutherland coast.

The twin peaks of Suilven consist of Torridonian sandstone resting on a base of Lewisian gneiss. The name comes from the Norse for 'Pillar Mountain'. The higher, western, summit, also known as Caisteal Liath, is 2398ft (731m) high. The lower, more pointed peak is 2372ft (723m) high

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Lochinver with Suilven behind, Assynt

SUTHERLAND: Assynt

1960s

postcards; mountains; geology; villages; fishing industry

PFW Grant

This postcard shows the town of Lochinver, in the Assynt district of Sutherland. The rounded peak of Suilven can be seen in the background. <br /> <br /> Lochinver sits at the mouth of the River Inver, where it enters the sea loch, Loch Inver. It is the last sizeable village before the town of Thurso in Caithness and, along with Kinlochbervie, is one of the busiest fishing ports on the west Sutherland coast.<br /> <br /> The twin peaks of Suilven consist of Torridonian sandstone resting on a base of Lewisian gneiss. The name comes from the Norse for 'Pillar Mountain'. The higher, western, summit, also known as Caisteal Liath, is 2398ft (731m) high. The lower, more pointed peak is 2372ft (723m) high