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TITLE
Loch Eye, Fearn
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0426
PLACENAME
Loch Eye
DISTRICT
Fearn
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Fearn
PERIOD
1910s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32346
KEYWORDS
postcards
lochs
fishing
wildfowl
Loch Eye, Fearn

This postcard from the early twentieth century shows Loch Eye in Easter Ross.

Situated between the Dornoch and Cromarty Firths Loch Eye is a large, shallow inland loch two miles long and half a mile wide. At one time water from the loch was used to power the mills of Fearn. The Rev. John Urquhart in the Statistical Account (1791-99) commented that "no fish are to be seen in it but eels; some of them have been got of a good size, weighing 4, 5 and 6 pounds". Today however the loch is popular with fishermen. It is also an important winter roosting site for wildfowl in particular Greylag Geese and Whooper Swans.

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Loch Eye, Fearn

ROSS: Fearn

1910s

postcards; lochs; fishing; wildfowl

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard from the early twentieth century shows Loch Eye in Easter Ross.<br /> <br /> Situated between the Dornoch and Cromarty Firths Loch Eye is a large, shallow inland loch two miles long and half a mile wide. At one time water from the loch was used to power the mills of Fearn. The Rev. John Urquhart in the Statistical Account (1791-99) commented that "no fish are to be seen in it but eels; some of them have been got of a good size, weighing 4, 5 and 6 pounds". Today however the loch is popular with fishermen. It is also an important winter roosting site for wildfowl in particular Greylag Geese and Whooper Swans.