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TITLE
Winding road through Glen Shiel
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0986
PLACENAME
Glen Shiel
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
PERIOD
1950s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32907
KEYWORDS
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
Winding road through Glen Shiel

This postcard shows the winding road through 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 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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Winding road through 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

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows the winding road through 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 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