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Views of Glen Shiel

This postcard shows several views of Glen Shiel in the district of Ross-shire. 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 (shown centre left) 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.

Glen Shiel has much to offer tourism including Eilean Donan Castle, pictured here centre right and bottom right. Built in the 13th century, it was held by the Mackenzies of Kintail for some 400 years but was destroyed by government naval forces in 1719 when occupied by Spanish and Jacobite troops. The present castle was reconstructed from the ruins by Lt. Colonel MacRae-Gilstrap and completed in 1932, becoming surely one of the most photographed castles in Scotland

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Views of Glen Shiel

ROSS: Lochalsh

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; castles; MacKenzies of Kintail; Jacobites; Lt. Colonel MacRae-Gilstrap

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This postcard shows several views of Glen Shiel in the district of Ross-shire. 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 (shown centre left) 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. <br /> <br /> Glen Shiel has much to offer tourism including Eilean Donan Castle, pictured here centre right and bottom right. Built in the 13th century, it was held by the Mackenzies of Kintail for some 400 years but was destroyed by government naval forces in 1719 when occupied by Spanish and Jacobite troops. The present castle was reconstructed from the ruins by Lt. Colonel MacRae-Gilstrap and completed in 1932, becoming surely one of the most photographed castles in Scotland