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River Shiel and Glen Shiel, Wester Ross

This postcard shows the River Shiel and Glen Shiel in Wester Ross. The three mile long River Shiel originates at Loch Shiel and ends its journey at Loch Moidart.

Glen Shiel is extremely popular with tourists being part of the traditional Road to the Isles and home to several high mountain peaks. In north Glen Shiel the peaks known as The Five Sisters can be found while to the south sit mountains rising over 3000ft including Creag nan Damh, Sgurr an Lochain, Sgurr na Sgine and The Saddle.

On the 10th June 1719, The Battle of Glen Shiel took place in this glen between an alliance of Jacobite Highlanders and Spaniards against British Government troops. The battle resulted in a victory for the British army

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River Shiel and Glen Shiel, Wester Ross

ROSS: Glenshiel

1940s; 1950s

postcards; Battle of Glen Shiel; Jacobites; glens; Road to the Isles; The Five Sisters; Creag nan Damh; Sgurr an Lochain; Sgurr na Sgine; The Saddle; mountains; rivers; River Shiel; Loch Shiel; Loch Moidart

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This postcard shows the River Shiel and Glen Shiel in Wester Ross. The three mile long River Shiel originates at Loch Shiel and ends its journey at Loch Moidart.<br /> <br /> Glen Shiel is extremely popular with tourists being part of the traditional Road to the Isles and home to several high mountain peaks. In north Glen Shiel the peaks known as The Five Sisters can be found while to the south sit mountains rising over 3000ft including Creag nan Damh, Sgurr an Lochain, Sgurr na Sgine and The Saddle. <br /> <br /> On the 10th June 1719, The Battle of Glen Shiel took place in this glen between an alliance of Jacobite Highlanders and Spaniards against British Government troops. The battle resulted in a victory for the British army