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TITLE
Aline, Loch Seaforth
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_941_117
PLACENAME
Loch Seaforth
DISTRICT
Harris
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Harris
DATE OF IMAGE
1875
PERIOD
1870s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31377
KEYWORDS
lochs
boats
estates
navy
Royal Navy
islands
Outer Hebrides
Western Isles
Aline, Loch Seaforth

Loch Seaforth is located on the south east coast of north Harris to the north east of Tarbert. The loch stretches for 14 miles and forms the eastern part of a natural border between Harris and Lewis. It is the largest sea loch in the Western Isles and during the Second World War it would have been possible to hide the entire British Naval Fleet there. The loch was named after Lord Seaforth.

The Aline Estate has approximately 10,000 acres of land on Lewis and 20,000 acres of stalking and shooting rights on Harris. Aline Lodge was built in the 18th century and is still used as accommodation for visitors to the estate.

This landscape was taken from 'Twenty Years Wild Sport in the Hebrides or Reminiscences of the Lews', by 'Sixty-One' (George Hely Hutchinson) (3rd edition, 1875)

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Aline, Loch Seaforth

INVERNESS: Harris

1870s

lochs; boats; estates; navy; Royal Navy; islands; Outer Hebrides; Western Isles

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

Loch Seaforth is located on the south east coast of north Harris to the north east of Tarbert. The loch stretches for 14 miles and forms the eastern part of a natural border between Harris and Lewis. It is the largest sea loch in the Western Isles and during the Second World War it would have been possible to hide the entire British Naval Fleet there. The loch was named after Lord Seaforth.<br /> <br /> The Aline Estate has approximately 10,000 acres of land on Lewis and 20,000 acres of stalking and shooting rights on Harris. Aline Lodge was built in the 18th century and is still used as accommodation for visitors to the estate.<br /> <br /> This landscape was taken from 'Twenty Years Wild Sport in the Hebrides or Reminiscences of the Lews', by 'Sixty-One' (George Hely Hutchinson) (3rd edition, 1875)