Please Sign In | Register
Google pluspinterestShare on Stumble UponShare on RedditFacebookShare on Tumblr
TITLE
From Strath, Gairloch
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0526
PLACENAME
Strath
DISTRICT
Gairloch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Gairloch
PERIOD
1910s; 1920s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32452
KEYWORDS
postcards
lochs
settlements
townships
mountains
Baosbheinn
Beinn Alligin
Corbetts
Munros
Torridon
Sgurr Mhor
Tom na Grugaich
From Strath, Gairloch

This postcard shows a view from Strath, Gairloch.

Gairloch is situated in Wester Ross. Gairloch comes from the Gaelic 'Gear Loch' meaning short loch. Strath is one of the settlements on the shore of the loch which are collectively known as Gairloch.

In the background, in the centre, rising above the loch, is Baosbheinn. To the right, covered in cloud, is Beinn Alligin. Both belong to the Torridon Mountain range.
Baosbheinn, at 2870 feet high (875 metres), is a Corbett - a mountain between 2,500 feet and 2,999 feet. The meaning is usually taken to be the wizard's peak.

Beinn Alligin is a Munro - a mountain over 3,000 feet. Its name is usually translated as the jewel and it has two peaks. Sgurr Mhor, the big peak, is 3231 (985 metres) feet and Tom na Grugaich, the hill of the damsel, is 3018 feet (920 metres).

For guidance on the use of images and other content, please see the Terms and Conditions page.
High Life Highland is a company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland No. SC407011 and is a registered Scottish charity No. SC042593
Powered by Capture

From Strath, Gairloch

ROSS: Gairloch

1910s; 1920s

postcards; lochs; settlements; townships; mountains; Baosbheinn; Beinn Alligin; Corbetts; Munros; Torridon; Sgurr Mhor; Tom na Grugaich

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows a view from Strath, Gairloch.<br /> <br /> Gairloch is situated in Wester Ross. Gairloch comes from the Gaelic 'Gear Loch' meaning short loch. Strath is one of the settlements on the shore of the loch which are collectively known as Gairloch.<br /> <br /> In the background, in the centre, rising above the loch, is Baosbheinn. To the right, covered in cloud, is Beinn Alligin. Both belong to the Torridon Mountain range.<br /> Baosbheinn, at 2870 feet high (875 metres), is a Corbett - a mountain between 2,500 feet and 2,999 feet. The meaning is usually taken to be the wizard's peak.<br /> <br /> Beinn Alligin is a Munro - a mountain over 3,000 feet. Its name is usually translated as the jewel and it has two peaks. Sgurr Mhor, the big peak, is 3231 (985 metres) feet and Tom na Grugaich, the hill of the damsel, is 3018 feet (920 metres).