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The winding road through Glen Shiel

This postcard shows the winding road through Glen Shiel in Wester Ross. Glen Shiel covers a ten mile distance from Loch Duich to Glen Cluanie. The Glen forms part of the traditional Road to the Isles and is 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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The winding road through Glen Shiel

ROSS: Kintail

1940s

postcards; 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

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This postcard shows the winding road through Glen Shiel in Wester Ross. Glen Shiel covers a ten mile distance from Loch Duich to Glen Cluanie. The Glen forms part of the traditional Road to the Isles and is 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