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TITLE
From the Terrace, Gairloch Hotel
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0461
PLACENAME
Gairloch
DISTRICT
Gairloch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Gairloch
PERIOD
1930s
CREATOR
J Valentine & Co.
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32388
KEYWORDS
postcards
hotels
lochs
churches
Matthews and Lawrie
islands
Thor
Vikings
Horrisdale
From the Terrace, Gairloch Hotel

This postcard shows a view from the terrace of the Gairloch Hotel

Gairloch is situated in Wester Ross on the shore of Loch Gairloch. Gairloch comes from the Gaelic 'Gear Loch' meaning short loch.

The building on the left is the Free Church, designed by Matthews and Lawrie and built in 1878.

This view across the loch is of its southern shore where a number of islands create a safe anchorage for fishing boats and yachts. The largest island is Eilean Horrisdale. The name comes from Thor, the Norse God of thunder, and is a reminder that the Vikings once held sway along this coast.

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From the Terrace, Gairloch Hotel

ROSS: Gairloch

1930s

postcards; hotels; lochs; churches; Matthews and Lawrie; islands; Thor; Vikings; Horrisdale

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows a view from the terrace of the Gairloch Hotel<br /> <br /> Gairloch is situated in Wester Ross on the shore of Loch Gairloch. Gairloch comes from the Gaelic 'Gear Loch' meaning short loch.<br /> <br /> The building on the left is the Free Church, designed by Matthews and Lawrie and built in 1878.<br /> <br /> This view across the loch is of its southern shore where a number of islands create a safe anchorage for fishing boats and yachts. The largest island is Eilean Horrisdale. The name comes from Thor, the Norse God of thunder, and is a reminder that the Vikings once held sway along this coast.