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TITLE
Road by Loch Maree
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0948
PLACENAME
Gairloch
DISTRICT
Gairloch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Gairloch
PERIOD
1960s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32870
KEYWORDS
postcards
lochs
saints
St. Maelrhuba
Isle Maree
islands
rowing boats
boats
Loch Maree Hotel
fishing
boats
sea trout
Road by Loch Maree

This postcard shows a sunlit road (A832) by Loch Maree in Wester Ross. To the right are rowing boats and a pier. 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 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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Road by Loch Maree

ROSS: Gairloch

1960s

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

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows a sunlit road (A832) by Loch Maree in Wester Ross. To the right are rowing boats and a pier. 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.<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