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TITLE
Loch Maree looking towards Ben Slioch
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0954
PLACENAME
Gairloch
DISTRICT
Gairloch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Gairloch
PERIOD
1940s
CREATOR
J Valentine & Co.
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32876
KEYWORDS
postcards
lochs
saints
St. Maelrhuba
Isle Maree
islands
mountains
Slioch
fishing
trout
Loch Maree looking towards Ben Slioch

This postcard shows a view of Loch Maree and Ben Slioch in Wester Ross. 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.

Loch Maree 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 looking towards Ben Slioch

ROSS: Gairloch

1940s

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

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows a view of Loch Maree and Ben Slioch in Wester Ross. 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 /> Loch Maree 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