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TITLE
Gairloch Bay looking towards Skye
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0487
PLACENAME
Gairloch
DISTRICT
Gairloch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Gairloch
PERIOD
1910s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32414
KEYWORDS
postcards
lochs
Victorians
resorts
Horrisdale
Thor
Norse
Vikings
Trotternish
Skye
Gairloch Bay looking towards Skye

This postcard from the early twentieth century shows Gairloch Bay looking to Skye.

Gairloch is situated in Wester Ross on the shore of Loch Gairloch. Gairloch comes from the Gaelic 'Gear Loch' meaning short loch. Since Victorian times Gairloch has been a popular holiday resort.

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.

In the distance is the Trotternish Peninsula in the north east of Skye. Here the steep basalt cliffs of the Trotternish Escarpment, famous for its spectacular crags and pinnacles, rise up to over 2,363 feet (719 metres)

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Gairloch Bay looking towards Skye

ROSS: Gairloch

1910s

postcards; lochs; Victorians; resorts; Horrisdale; Thor; Norse; Vikings; Trotternish; Skye

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard from the early twentieth century shows Gairloch Bay looking to Skye.<br /> <br /> Gairloch is situated in Wester Ross on the shore of Loch Gairloch. Gairloch comes from the Gaelic 'Gear Loch' meaning short loch. Since Victorian times Gairloch has been a popular holiday resort. <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.<br /> <br /> In the distance is the Trotternish Peninsula in the north east of Skye. Here the steep basalt cliffs of the Trotternish Escarpment, famous for its spectacular crags and pinnacles, rise up to over 2,363 feet (719 metres)