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TITLE
The Sands, Gairloch
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0500
PLACENAME
Gairloch
DISTRICT
Gairloch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Gairloch
PERIOD
1920s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32427
KEYWORDS
postcards
beaches
lochs
forts
Picts
An Dun
Horrisdale
anchorages
Thor
Vikings
Norse
resorts
Victorians
The Sands, Gairloch

This postcard shows the bathing sands, Gairloch.

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

At the far end of the beach, on top of the rocky promontory, are the low grass-covered walls of a small Pictish fort, An Dun.

In the background is the southern shore of the loch 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.

The fine beaches, beautiful scenery and clean air have made Gairloch a popular holiday resort since Victorian times.

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The Sands, Gairloch

ROSS: Gairloch

1920s

postcards; beaches; lochs; forts; Picts; An Dun; Horrisdale; anchorages; Thor; Vikings; Norse; resorts; Victorians

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows the bathing sands, Gairloch. <br /> <br /> Loch Gairloch is situated in Wester Ross. Gairloch comes from the Gaelic 'Gear Loch' meaning short loch.<br /> <br /> At the far end of the beach, on top of the rocky promontory, are the low grass-covered walls of a small Pictish fort, An Dun.<br /> <br /> In the background is the southern shore of the loch 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 /> The fine beaches, beautiful scenery and clean air have made Gairloch a popular holiday resort since Victorian times.