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TITLE
Shieldaig, Gairloch
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0484
PLACENAME
Shieldaig
DISTRICT
Lochcarron
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Applecross
PERIOD
1910s; 1920s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32411
KEYWORDS
postcards
lochs
shooting lodges
hotels
houses
yachts
Queen Victoria
tourists
Torridon
Shieldaig, Gairloch

This postcard from the early twentieth century shows Shieldaig, Gairloch

Loch Shieldaig is a small and sheltered inlet of Loch Gairloch. The building at the head of the loch is Shieldaig Lodge, a Victorian shooting lodge, now a hotel. Nearby is the small township of Shieldaig. Two yachts are anchored in the bay.

Queen Victoria visited the area in 1877 and stayed at the nearby Loch Maree hotel. Since then tourists have been coming to enjoy the fine beaches and wonderful scenery. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth century passenger steam ships regularly visited this coast with its many beautiful and safe anchorages.

There is another larger Shieldaig, 12 miles to the south, and a larger Loch Shieldaig, an inlet of Loch Torridon.

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Shieldaig, Gairloch

ROSS: Applecross

1910s; 1920s

postcards; lochs; shooting lodges; hotels; houses; yachts; Queen Victoria; tourists; Torridon

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard from the early twentieth century shows Shieldaig, Gairloch<br /> <br /> Loch Shieldaig is a small and sheltered inlet of Loch Gairloch. The building at the head of the loch is Shieldaig Lodge, a Victorian shooting lodge, now a hotel. Nearby is the small township of Shieldaig. Two yachts are anchored in the bay. <br /> <br /> Queen Victoria visited the area in 1877 and stayed at the nearby Loch Maree hotel. Since then tourists have been coming to enjoy the fine beaches and wonderful scenery. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth century passenger steam ships regularly visited this coast with its many beautiful and safe anchorages.<br /> <br /> There is another larger Shieldaig, 12 miles to the south, and a larger Loch Shieldaig, an inlet of Loch Torridon.