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TITLE
Loch Maree and Slioch
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0950
PLACENAME
Gairloch
DISTRICT
Gairloch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Gairloch
PERIOD
1950s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32872
KEYWORDS
postcards
lochs
saints
St. Maelrhuba
Isle Maree
islands
mountains
Loch Maree and Slioch

This postcard shows a view of Loch Maree and Ben Slioch, from the road to Gairloch (A832) in Wester Ross. 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. It broadens into about a mile in places and has several small islands. 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, standing at 3,220ft

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Loch Maree and Slioch

ROSS: Gairloch

1950s

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

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows a view of Loch Maree and Ben Slioch, from the road to Gairloch (A832) in Wester Ross. 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. It broadens into about a mile in places and has several small islands. 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, standing at 3,220ft