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TITLE
Gailoch Bay
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0490
PLACENAME
Gairloch
DISTRICT
Gairloch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Gairloch
PERIOD
1930s; 1940s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32417
KEYWORDS
postcards
harbours
Flowerdale
Charlestown
Alexander Mackenzie
Horrisdale
Thor
Norse
Vikings
Gailoch Bay

This postcard shows Gairloch Bay.

Gairloch Bay is at the head of Loch Gairloch in Wester Ross. Here a small, sheltered inlet called Flowerdale Bay is home to Gairloch's harbour - the pier can be seen on the right. It takes its name from nearby Flowerdale House which was built for Sir Alexander Mackenzie, the ninth laird and second baronet of Gairloch. The settlement of Charlestown is situated on the shore, one of several which in recent times have been collectively known as Gairloch.

The view across the loch is of the 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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Gailoch Bay

ROSS: Gairloch

1930s; 1940s

postcards; harbours; Flowerdale; Charlestown; Alexander Mackenzie; Horrisdale; Thor; Norse; Vikings

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows Gairloch Bay.<br /> <br /> Gairloch Bay is at the head of Loch Gairloch in Wester Ross. Here a small, sheltered inlet called Flowerdale Bay is home to Gairloch's harbour - the pier can be seen on the right. It takes its name from nearby Flowerdale House which was built for Sir Alexander Mackenzie, the ninth laird and second baronet of Gairloch. The settlement of Charlestown is situated on the shore, one of several which in recent times have been collectively known as Gairloch.<br /> <br /> The view across the loch is of the 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.