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TITLE
Lairg and Loch Shin
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0075
PLACENAME
Lairg
DISTRICT
Golspie, Rogart and Lairg
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
SUTHERLAND: Lairg
DATE OF IMAGE
1973
PERIOD
1970s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31963
KEYWORDS
postcards
villages
lochs
dams
fishing
Lairg and Loch Shin

This postcard from 1973 shows Lairg and Loch Shin.

Lairg is a village in central Sutherland situated at the south east end of Loch Shin. It developed because of its position at a junction of five roads and with the coming of the railway. Livestock was marketed here and limestone quarried nearby. It is now a tourist centre. Loch Shin and the River Shin are popular with anglers.

In the background is the hydro-electric dam between Loch Shin and Little Loch Shin and which raised the water level of Loch Shin about 11 metres. The power station became operational in 1960 and brought electricity for the first time to the north of Scotland

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Lairg and Loch Shin

SUTHERLAND: Lairg

1970s

postcards; villages; lochs; dams; fishing

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard from 1973 shows Lairg and Loch Shin.<br /> <br /> Lairg is a village in central Sutherland situated at the south east end of Loch Shin. It developed because of its position at a junction of five roads and with the coming of the railway. Livestock was marketed here and limestone quarried nearby. It is now a tourist centre. Loch Shin and the River Shin are popular with anglers.<br /> <br /> In the background is the hydro-electric dam between Loch Shin and Little Loch Shin and which raised the water level of Loch Shin about 11 metres. The power station became operational in 1960 and brought electricity for the first time to the north of Scotland