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TITLE
General view of Fort Augustus
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0139
PLACENAME
Fort Augustus
DISTRICT
Aird
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Boleskine and Abertarff
PERIOD
1920s; 1930s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32033
KEYWORDS
rivers
villages
village
postcards
General view of Fort Augustus

This postcard shows a general view of Fort Augustus. To the left is the River Oich.

Fort Augustus was originally named after St Cummein and in Gaelic the name is still Cille Chumein. The village's name changed during the 18th century when General Wade built a fort there, beside Loch Ness. The fort was named after one of George II's sons who was to become Duke of Cumberland, the famous 'Butcher' of Culloden.

The River Oich flows from the northern end of Loch Oich and travels north to enter the head of Loch Ness at Fort Augustus

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General view of Fort Augustus

INVERNESS: Boleskine and Abertarff

1920s; 1930s

rivers; villages; village; postcards

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows a general view of Fort Augustus. To the left is the River Oich.<br /> <br /> Fort Augustus was originally named after St Cummein and in Gaelic the name is still Cille Chumein. The village's name changed during the 18th century when General Wade built a fort there, beside Loch Ness. The fort was named after one of George II's sons who was to become Duke of Cumberland, the famous 'Butcher' of Culloden.<br /> <br /> The River Oich flows from the northern end of Loch Oich and travels north to enter the head of Loch Ness at Fort Augustus