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TITLE
Flowerdale Bay, Gairloch
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0485
PLACENAME
Gairloch
DISTRICT
Gairloch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Gairloch
PERIOD
1940s; 1950s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32412
KEYWORDS
postcards
inlets
lochs
houses
lairds
harbours
Charlestown
settlememts
islands
Horrisdale
Thor
Norse
Vikings
Flowerdale Bay, Gairloch

This postcard shows Flowerdale Bay.

This small, sheltered inlet of Loch Gairloch takes its name from nearby Flowerdale House which was built in 1738 for Sir Alexander Mackenzie, the ninth laird and second baronet of Gairloch. It is home to Gairloch's harbour and the settlement of Charlestown, one of several which in recent times have been collectively known as Gairloch.

The 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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Flowerdale Bay, Gairloch

ROSS: Gairloch

1940s; 1950s

postcards; inlets; lochs; houses; lairds; harbours; Charlestown; settlememts; islands; Horrisdale; Thor; Norse; Vikings

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows Flowerdale Bay.<br /> <br /> This small, sheltered inlet of Loch Gairloch takes its name from nearby Flowerdale House which was built in 1738 for Sir Alexander Mackenzie, the ninth laird and second baronet of Gairloch. It is home to Gairloch's harbour and the settlement of Charlestown, one of several which in recent times have been collectively known as Gairloch.<br /> <br /> The 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.