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TITLE
View of Glen Mama near Arisaig, Lochaber
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0169
PLACENAME
Arisaig
DISTRICT
Lochaber
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Arisaig and Moidart
PERIOD
1890s
CREATOR
J Valentine & Co.
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32067
KEYWORDS
glens
viaducts
railway viaducts
West Highland Railway
Prince Charles Edward Stuart
Battle of Culloden
Bonnie Prince Charlie
legends
Loch nan Uamh
postcards
Stewart
Stewarts
'45
Jacobite
Jacobites
View of Glen Mama near Arisaig, Lochaber

This postcard shows a view of Glen Mama, near Arisaig in Lochaber. In 1901, a railway viaduct was built here, spanning the head of Loch nan Uamh, between Arisaig and Lochailort. It was constructed as part of the West Highland Railway. Legend tells that a horse and cart fell into the central pier when the viaduct was being built. This was confirmed by scans during 2001.

It is believed that it is at Glen Mama that Prince Charles Edward Stuart first landed in Scotland, in 1745. On 19 August, by the shores of Loch nan Uamh, he made his way to Loch Sheil and Glenfinnan to meet with 12,000 Highlanders, in order to begin the uprising

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View of Glen Mama near Arisaig, Lochaber

INVERNESS: Arisaig and Moidart

1890s

glens; viaducts; railway viaducts; West Highland Railway; Prince Charles Edward Stuart; Battle of Culloden; Bonnie Prince Charlie; legends; Loch nan Uamh; postcards; Stewart; Stewarts; '45; Jacobite; Jacobites

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Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows a view of Glen Mama, near Arisaig in Lochaber. In 1901, a railway viaduct was built here, spanning the head of Loch nan Uamh, between Arisaig and Lochailort. It was constructed as part of the West Highland Railway. Legend tells that a horse and cart fell into the central pier when the viaduct was being built. This was confirmed by scans during 2001.<br /> <br /> It is believed that it is at Glen Mama that Prince Charles Edward Stuart first landed in Scotland, in 1745. On 19 August, by the shores of Loch nan Uamh, he made his way to Loch Sheil and Glenfinnan to meet with 12,000 Highlanders, in order to begin the uprising