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TITLE
Gairloch Bay View of Isle of Skye in Distance
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0468
PLACENAME
Gairloch
DISTRICT
Gairloch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Gairloch
PERIOD
1920s; 1930s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32395
KEYWORDS
postcards
beaches, lochs, anchorages
yachts
islands
Horrisdale
Thor
Vikings
steam ships
Gairloch Bay View of Isle of Skye in Distance

This is one of five views from a letter card of Gairloch.

It shows Gairloch Bay, with a view of the Isle of Skye in the distance, from above Gairloch's golden sandy beach. Across the bay, on the southern shore of Loch Gairloch, 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

A steam ship is anchored in the bay. Gairloch is well known as a holiday resort. Queen Victoria visited Gairloch during her stay at the nearby Loch Maree Hotel in 1877 and since then tourists have been coming to enjoy the fine beaches and wonderful scenery. Steam ships visited regularly during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.

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Gairloch Bay View of Isle of Skye in Distance

ROSS: Gairloch

1920s; 1930s

postcards; beaches, lochs, anchorages; yachts; islands; Horrisdale; Thor; Vikings; steam ships

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This is one of five views from a letter card of Gairloch.<br /> <br /> It shows Gairloch Bay, with a view of the Isle of Skye in the distance, from above Gairloch's golden sandy beach. Across the bay, on the southern shore of Loch Gairloch, a number of islands create a safe anchorage for fishing boats and yachts. <br /> <br /> 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<br /> <br /> A steam ship is anchored in the bay. Gairloch is well known as a holiday resort. Queen Victoria visited Gairloch during her stay at the nearby Loch Maree Hotel in 1877 and since then tourists have been coming to enjoy the fine beaches and wonderful scenery. Steam ships visited regularly during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.