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TITLE
Slioch and Loch Maree
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0968
PLACENAME
Gairloch
DISTRICT
Gairloch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Gairloch
PERIOD
1930s; 1940s
CREATOR
J Valentine & Co.
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32889
KEYWORDS
postcards
lochs
saints
St. Maelrhuba
Isle Maree
islands
mountains
Slioch and Loch Maree

This postcard shows Ben Slioch and Loch Maree in Wester Ross.The south-east shore of the loch is dominated by Slioch which stands at 3,220ft and is only accessible from one side.

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

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Slioch and Loch Maree

ROSS: Gairloch

1930s; 1940s

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

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows Ben Slioch and Loch Maree in Wester Ross.The south-east shore of the loch is dominated by Slioch which stands at 3,220ft and is only accessible from one side.<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. 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