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TITLE
Loch Maree
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0946
PLACENAME
Gairloch
DISTRICT
Gairloch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Gairloch
PERIOD
1960s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32868
KEYWORDS
postcards
lochs
saints
St. Maelrhuba
Isle Maree
mountains
Ben Eighe National Nature Reserve
nature reserves
Loch Maree

This postcard shows a view of Loch Maree in Wester Ross. The fresh water loch 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.

Loch Maree is overlooked by Ben Slioch, Ben Lair, Ben Airidh Charr and Meall A'Ghiubhais. On its southern shore is the Ben Eighe National Nature Reserve

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Loch Maree

ROSS: Gairloch

1960s

postcards; lochs; saints; St. Maelrhuba; Isle Maree; mountains; Ben Eighe National Nature Reserve; nature reserves

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows a view of Loch Maree in Wester Ross. The fresh water loch 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.<br /> <br /> Loch Maree is overlooked by Ben Slioch, Ben Lair, Ben Airidh Charr and Meall A'Ghiubhais. On its southern shore is the Ben Eighe National Nature Reserve