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TITLE
Poolewe and River Ewe
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0869
PLACENAME
Poolewe
DISTRICT
Gairloch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Gairloch
PERIOD
1980s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32787
KEYWORDS
postcards
rivers
lochs
Loch Maree
Loch Ewe
River Ewe
Gulf Stream
smelting
ore smelting
ports
Inverewe Gardens
Poolewe and River Ewe

This postcard shows the River Ewe and the village of Poolewe in Wester Ross. The River Ewe stems from Loch Maree and flows into the sea at Loch Ewe. The village of Poolewe is situated at the head of Loch Ewe and generally enjoys a mild climate, due to the presence of the Gulf Stream.

The growth of the village of Poolewe can be traced back at least to the 17th century. At this time the village was home to an iron furnace used to smelt ore. The industry did not last very long as the forests became depleted in the area but Poolewe was still one of the most significant ports on the west coast of Scotland

A mail service to Stornoway ran from the village by the end of the 18th century and Poolewe was also the point of entry for cattle from Lewis and Harris. By 1849 a steamer service ran from Poolewe to the Western Isles and two years later the village saw further development with the construction of its first road.

Today, the attractive village of Poolewe is home to a campsite and a hotel. The area is popular with tourists due to the existence of Inverewe Gardens, situated by the shore of Loch Ewe

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Poolewe and River Ewe

ROSS: Gairloch

1980s

postcards; rivers; lochs; Loch Maree; Loch Ewe; River Ewe; Gulf Stream; smelting; ore smelting; ports; Inverewe Gardens

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows the River Ewe and the village of Poolewe in Wester Ross. The River Ewe stems from Loch Maree and flows into the sea at Loch Ewe. The village of Poolewe is situated at the head of Loch Ewe and generally enjoys a mild climate, due to the presence of the Gulf Stream.<br /> <br /> The growth of the village of Poolewe can be traced back at least to the 17th century. At this time the village was home to an iron furnace used to smelt ore. The industry did not last very long as the forests became depleted in the area but Poolewe was still one of the most significant ports on the west coast of Scotland <br /> <br /> A mail service to Stornoway ran from the village by the end of the 18th century and Poolewe was also the point of entry for cattle from Lewis and Harris. By 1849 a steamer service ran from Poolewe to the Western Isles and two years later the village saw further development with the construction of its first road.<br /> <br /> Today, the attractive village of Poolewe is home to a campsite and a hotel. The area is popular with tourists due to the existence of Inverewe Gardens, situated by the shore of Loch Ewe