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TITLE
The Last Gleam, Gairloch
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0486
PLACENAME
Gairloch
DISTRICT
Gairloch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Gairloch
PERIOD
1930s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32413
KEYWORDS
postcards
Carn Dearg
Longa Island
Mary Ogilvie
lochs
beaches
hostels
lodges
islands
fishing
The Last Gleam, Gairloch

This postcard shows sunset over Loch Gairloch.

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

This view is from the beach at Gairloch across the loch to Carn Dearg and Longa Island.

At Carn Dearg, meaning the red rock, on the north shore of Loch Gairloch, there is a youth hostel. The former shooting lodge was donated by Mrs Mary Ogilvie to the Scottish Youth Hostel Association in 1931.

Longa Island, at the entrance to Loch Gairloch, had a small fishing community in the early nineteenth century but is now uninhabited.

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The Last Gleam, Gairloch

ROSS: Gairloch

1930s

postcards; Carn Dearg; Longa Island; Mary Ogilvie; lochs; beaches; hostels; lodges; islands; fishing

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows sunset over Loch Gairloch.<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 /> This view is from the beach at Gairloch across the loch to Carn Dearg and Longa Island. <br /> <br /> At Carn Dearg, meaning the red rock, on the north shore of Loch Gairloch, there is a youth hostel. The former shooting lodge was donated by Mrs Mary Ogilvie to the Scottish Youth Hostel Association in 1931.<br /> <br /> Longa Island, at the entrance to Loch Gairloch, had a small fishing community in the early nineteenth century but is now uninhabited.