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TITLE
Islands of Loch Maree and Ben Slioch
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0932
PLACENAME
Kinlochewe
DISTRICT
Gairloch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Gairloch
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32853
KEYWORDS
postcards
lochs
saints
St. Maelrhuba
Isle Maree
islands
mountains
Islands of Loch Maree and Ben Slioch

This postcard shows the islands of Loch Maree and Ben Slioch in Wester Ross. The loch contains over thirty islands, five of which are of moderate size. The south-east shore of the loch is dominated by Slioch which stands at 3,220ft and is only accessible from one side.

The fresh water Loch Maree is twelve miles long and extends from Kinlochewe to near Poolewe. Most of the loch is only about half a mile wide but broadens into about a mile in places. The loch is thought to have taken its name from the Irish saint Maelrubha who founded a monastery at nearby Applecross. St Maelrhuba later made his home on one of Loch Maree's islands, Isle Maree

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Islands of Loch Maree and Ben Slioch

ROSS: Gairloch

postcards; lochs; saints; St. Maelrhuba; Isle Maree; islands; mountains

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows the islands of Loch Maree and Ben Slioch in Wester Ross. The loch contains over thirty islands, five of which are of moderate size. The south-east shore of the loch is dominated by Slioch which stands at 3,220ft and is only accessible from one side.<br /> <br /> The fresh water Loch Maree is twelve miles long and extends from Kinlochewe to near Poolewe. Most of the loch is only about half a mile wide but broadens into about a mile in places. The loch is thought to have taken its name from the Irish saint Maelrubha who founded a monastery at nearby Applecross. St Maelrhuba later made his home on one of Loch Maree's islands, Isle Maree