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TITLE
Alltsigh Youth Hostel, near Invermoriston
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0119
PLACENAME
Alltsigh
DISTRICT
Aird
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Urquhart and Glenmoriston
PERIOD
1940s; 1950s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32011
KEYWORDS
hostels
folklore
tourism
Loch Ness
Alltsigh
postcards
wolf
wolves
legend
legends
Alltsigh Youth Hostel, near Invermoriston

This postcard shows the Alltsigh Youth Hostel, situated by the banks of Loch Ness near Invermoriston. The Youth Hostel was opened in 1943, the building previously having been the home of the Half Way House Tea Room.

The line drawing was done by Walter (Wattie) Nielson, former convenor for hostels in the Northern Highlands. The sketch dates from around 1946.

Interestingly, in 1934, for one year only, the Scottish Youth Hostel Association opened a youth hostel in premises (former Forestry Commission cottages) across the road from the present youth hostel in Alltsigh.

The name 'Alltsigh' is taken from the burn running into Loch Ness, beside the hostel. Local folklore suggests that the burn was named after the last wolf (also known as Alltsigh) to be shot in the area, during the 19th century

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Alltsigh Youth Hostel, near Invermoriston

INVERNESS: Urquhart and Glenmoriston

1940s; 1950s

hostels; folklore; tourism; Loch Ness; Alltsigh; postcards; wolf; wolves; legend; legends

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries - Illustrated postcards

This postcard shows the Alltsigh Youth Hostel, situated by the banks of Loch Ness near Invermoriston. The Youth Hostel was opened in 1943, the building previously having been the home of the Half Way House Tea Room.<br /> <br /> The line drawing was done by Walter (Wattie) Nielson, former convenor for hostels in the Northern Highlands. The sketch dates from around 1946.<br /> <br /> Interestingly, in 1934, for one year only, the Scottish Youth Hostel Association opened a youth hostel in premises (former Forestry Commission cottages) across the road from the present youth hostel in Alltsigh.<br /> <br /> The name 'Alltsigh' is taken from the burn running into Loch Ness, beside the hostel. Local folklore suggests that the burn was named after the last wolf (also known as Alltsigh) to be shot in the area, during the 19th century