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TITLE
The Torridon Hills from Gairloch
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0519
PLACENAME
Gairloch
DISTRICT
Gairloch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Gairloch
PERIOD
1950s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32445
KEYWORDS
postcards
mountains
Torridon
sandstone
quartzite
Horrisdale
anchorages
Thor, Norse, Vikings
The Torridon Hills from Gairloch

This postcard shows the Torridon Hills from Gairloch, Ross-shire.

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

The Torridon Mountain range is a remote area of spectacular scenery which 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).

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.

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The Torridon Hills from Gairloch

ROSS: Gairloch

1950s

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

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows the Torridon Hills from Gairloch, Ross-shire.<br /> <br /> Gairloch is situated in Wester Ross. Gairloch comes from the Gaelic 'Gear Loch' meaning short loch.<br /> <br /> The Torridon Mountain range is a remote area of spectacular scenery which 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).<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.