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TITLE
Moonlight over the Torridon Mountains from Carn Dearg, Gairloch
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0556
PLACENAME
Carn Dearg
DISTRICT
Gairloch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Gairloch
PERIOD
1930s; 1940s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32481
KEYWORDS
postcards
hostels
Ogilvie
Scottish Youth Hostel Association
sandstone
quartzite
Moonlight over the Torridon Mountains from Carn Dearg, Gairloch

This postcard shows moonlight over the Torridon Mountains from Carn Dearg.

Carn Dearg, meaning red rock, is situated on a rocky promontory on the northern shore of Loch Gairloch, looking towards Eilean Horrisdale and the Torridon Mountains. This former Victorian shooting lodge was donated by Mrs Mary Ogilvie to the Scottish Youth Hostel Association in 1931. It opened as a hostel on 13 May 1932.

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


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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Moonlight over the Torridon Mountains from Carn Dearg, Gairloch

ROSS: Gairloch

1930s; 1940s

postcards; hostels; Ogilvie; Scottish Youth Hostel Association; sandstone; quartzite

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows moonlight over the Torridon Mountains from Carn Dearg.<br /> <br /> Carn Dearg, meaning red rock, is situated on a rocky promontory on the northern shore of Loch Gairloch, looking towards Eilean Horrisdale and the Torridon Mountains. This former Victorian shooting lodge was donated by Mrs Mary Ogilvie to the Scottish Youth Hostel Association in 1931. It opened as a hostel on 13 May 1932.<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<br /> <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)