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TITLE
View of Loch Shieldaig from Ben Shieldaig
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0902
PLACENAME
Shieldaig
DISTRICT
Lochcarron
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Applecross
PERIOD
1910s; 1920s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32824
KEYWORDS
postcards
islands
lochs
Shieldaig
fishing industry
Scots pine
Royal Navy
Admiralty
Napoleonic Wars
National Trust for Scotland
View of Loch Shieldaig from Ben Shieldaig

This postcard shows a view of Loch Shieldaig from Ben Shieldaig in Ross-shire. In the centre of the postcard is Shieldaig Island and on the mainland opposite the island is the village of Shieldaig

It is thought that Shieldaig Island was planted with Scots pine seeds during the 1800s to provide Shieldaig village with poles for fishing nets and ships.

The village of Shieldaig was laid out in the early 1800s to encourage families to make a living from fishing. Another principle reason for the development of the village was to raise and train seamen to be used by the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars. The Admiralty offered grants to the people of Shieldaig for building housing and boats and £2700 was spent on building Shieldaig's three main streets.

Shieldaig Island is now owned by the National Trust for Scotland as a site of special scientific interest. It is home to many types of bird including kestrels, herons and owls

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View of Loch Shieldaig from Ben Shieldaig

ROSS: Applecross

1910s; 1920s

postcards; islands; lochs; Shieldaig; fishing industry; Scots pine; Royal Navy; Admiralty; Napoleonic Wars; National Trust for Scotland

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows a view of Loch Shieldaig from Ben Shieldaig in Ross-shire. In the centre of the postcard is Shieldaig Island and on the mainland opposite the island is the village of Shieldaig<br /> <br /> It is thought that Shieldaig Island was planted with Scots pine seeds during the 1800s to provide Shieldaig village with poles for fishing nets and ships. <br /> <br /> The village of Shieldaig was laid out in the early 1800s to encourage families to make a living from fishing. Another principle reason for the development of the village was to raise and train seamen to be used by the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars. The Admiralty offered grants to the people of Shieldaig for building housing and boats and £2700 was spent on building Shieldaig's three main streets.<br /> <br /> Shieldaig Island is now owned by the National Trust for Scotland as a site of special scientific interest. It is home to many types of bird including kestrels, herons and owls