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TITLE
Loch Maree and Ben Slioch
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0947
PLACENAME
Gairloch
DISTRICT
Gairloch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Gairloch
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32869
KEYWORDS
postcards
lochs
saints
St. Maelrhuba
Isle Maree
islands
mountains
Slioch
fishing
trout
Caledonian MacBrayne
steamers
Loch Maree and Ben Slioch

This postcard shows Loch Maree and Ben Slioch in Wester Ross. Rowing boats, a pier and a boathouse can also be seen. The pier was used for the embarkation of MacBrayne's steamers. The loch has been popular with fishermen and visitors alike since Victorian days. It has the reputation of having the largest sea trout in Great Britain and its many islands attract numerous visitors every year. 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. The south-east shore of Loch Maree is dominated by Ben Slioch which stands at 3,220ft and is only accessible from one side

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Loch Maree and Ben Slioch

ROSS: Gairloch

postcards; lochs; saints; St. Maelrhuba; Isle Maree; islands; mountains; Slioch; fishing; trout; Caledonian MacBrayne; steamers

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This postcard shows Loch Maree and Ben Slioch in Wester Ross. Rowing boats, a pier and a boathouse can also be seen. The pier was used for the embarkation of MacBrayne's steamers. The loch has been popular with fishermen and visitors alike since Victorian days. It has the reputation of having the largest sea trout in Great Britain and its many islands attract numerous visitors every year. 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. <br /> <br /> 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. The south-east shore of Loch Maree is dominated by Ben Slioch which stands at 3,220ft and is only accessible from one side