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TITLE
Views of Easter Ross
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0813
PLACENAME
Muir of Ord
DISTRICT
Muir of Ord
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Urray
PERIOD
1920s; 1930s
CREATOR
J Valentine & Co.
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32730
KEYWORDS
postcards
waterfalls
falls
salmon
River Blackwater
Kilmorack Dam
hydro-electric
whisky
distilling
Kessock Bridge
Tarradale
Views of Easter Ross

This postcard shows several views of Easter Ross. In the centre is Main Street in the village of Muir of Ord. Once known as Tarradale, the settlement grew extensively during the 19th century as a consequence of whisky distilling and road and rail transport. For several years the village was situated on the A9 route north of Inverness but this changed with the construction of the Kessock Bridge in 1982. Today, despite the village being a quieter place, Muir of Ord's industries still include tourism, distilling and construction.

Views of the River Meig flowing through the glen of Strathconon are shown at the top left and top right of the postcard.

Rogie Fall and Kilmorack Falls are shown bottom left and bottom right. Rogie Falls are situated on the River Blackwater near Strathpeffer in Ross-shire. Although the waterfalls are not particularly high they are scenic and salmon can often be seen leaping up from the water. Kilmorack Falls can be found near Beauly. The falls were swallowed up in the 1960s due to the construction of the Kilmorack hydro-electric dam. Before the construction of the dam the falls were popular with tourists

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Views of Easter Ross

ROSS: Urray

1920s; 1930s

postcards; waterfalls; falls; salmon; River Blackwater; Kilmorack Dam; hydro-electric; whisky; distilling; Kessock Bridge; Tarradale

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows several views of Easter Ross. In the centre is Main Street in the village of Muir of Ord. Once known as Tarradale, the settlement grew extensively during the 19th century as a consequence of whisky distilling and road and rail transport. For several years the village was situated on the A9 route north of Inverness but this changed with the construction of the Kessock Bridge in 1982. Today, despite the village being a quieter place, Muir of Ord's industries still include tourism, distilling and construction.<br /> <br /> Views of the River Meig flowing through the glen of Strathconon are shown at the top left and top right of the postcard. <br /> <br /> Rogie Fall and Kilmorack Falls are shown bottom left and bottom right. Rogie Falls are situated on the River Blackwater near Strathpeffer in Ross-shire. Although the waterfalls are not particularly high they are scenic and salmon can often be seen leaping up from the water. Kilmorack Falls can be found near Beauly. The falls were swallowed up in the 1960s due to the construction of the Kilmorack hydro-electric dam. Before the construction of the dam the falls were popular with tourists