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TITLE
Loch Maree
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0936
PLACENAME
Kinlochewe
DISTRICT
Gairloch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Gairloch
PERIOD
1900s; 1910s
CREATOR
J Valentine & Co.
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32858
KEYWORDS
postcards
lochs
saints
St. Maelrhuba
Isle Maree
islands
rowing boats
boats
Loch Maree Hotel
Loch Maree

This postcard shows a rowing boat with passengers on Loch Maree in Wester Ross. During Victorian days, visitors to the Highlands would often stay at the nearby Loch Maree Hotel. The loch could be accessed from outside the hotel, allowing visitors to row across the loch to visit the islands on Loch Maree or to enjoy a day's fishing.

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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Loch Maree

ROSS: Gairloch

1900s; 1910s

postcards; lochs; saints; St. Maelrhuba; Isle Maree; islands; rowing boats; boats; Loch Maree Hotel

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows a rowing boat with passengers on Loch Maree in Wester Ross. During Victorian days, visitors to the Highlands would often stay at the nearby Loch Maree Hotel. The loch could be accessed from outside the hotel, allowing visitors to row across the loch to visit the islands on Loch Maree or to enjoy a day's fishing.<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