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TITLE
Lochinver, with Suilven behind
EXTERNAL ID
PC_PWG_POSTCARDS_037
PLACENAME
Lochinver
DISTRICT
Assynt
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
SUTHERLAND: Assynt
DATE OF IMAGE
1953
PERIOD
1950s
SOURCE
PFW Grant
ASSET ID
29696
KEYWORDS
postcards
lochs
mountains
fishing industry
geology
Lochinver, with Suilven behind

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

SUTHERLAND: Assynt

1950s

postcards; lochs; mountains; fishing industry; geology

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