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TITLE
Summer Skies over Western Isles, Gairloch
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0505
PLACENAME
Gairloch
DISTRICT
Gairloch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Gairloch
PERIOD
1930s; 1940s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32432
KEYWORDS
postcards
islands
anchorages
Horrisdale
Thor
Norse
Vikings
Torridon
mountains
sandstone
quartzite
Summer Skies over Western Isles, Gairloch

This postcard shows summer skies over western seas, Gairloch

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

The southern shore of the loch has 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 background are the mountains of Torridon. This remote area of spectacular scenery lies between Loch Maree and Loch Torridon. The mountains are formed of Torridonian sandstone and some contain white quartzite which can give the impression of snow. Several of the peaks rise to over 3300 feet (1000 metres)

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Summer Skies over Western Isles, Gairloch

ROSS: Gairloch

1930s; 1940s

postcards; islands; anchorages; Horrisdale; Thor; Norse; Vikings; Torridon; mountains; sandstone; quartzite

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows summer skies over western seas, Gairloch<br /> <br /> Loch Gairloch is situated in Wester Ross. Gairloch comes from the Gaelic 'Gear Loch' meaning the short loch.<br /> <br /> The southern shore of the loch has 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 background are the mountains of Torridon. This remote area of spectacular scenery lies between Loch Maree and Loch Torridon. The mountains are formed of Torridonian sandstone and some contain white quartzite which can give the impression of snow. Several of the peaks rise to over 3300 feet (1000 metres)