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TITLE
Carn Dearg Y.H. and the Torridon Mountains
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0560
PLACENAME
Carn Dearg
DISTRICT
Gairloch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Gairloch
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32485
KEYWORDS
postcards
hostels
Ogilvie
Scottish Youth Hostel Association
sandstone
quartzite
Carn Dearg Y.H. and the Torridon Mountains

This postcard shows Carn Dearg Youth Hostel and the Torridon Mountains.

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)

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Carn Dearg Y.H. and the Torridon Mountains

ROSS: Gairloch

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

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows Carn Dearg Youth Hostel and the Torridon Mountains.<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)