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TITLE
Loch Ussie and hills of Ross, Maryburgh
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_1274
PLACENAME
Loch Ussie
DISTRICT
Dingwall
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Fodderty
PERIOD
1960s; 1970s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
33200
KEYWORDS
postcards
Ross-shire
Ross and Cromarty
lochs
seers
prophets
Loch Oussie
Loch Ussie and hills of Ross, Maryburgh

This postcard shows Loch Ussie, near Maryburgh. The loch contains several little islands and is abundant in wildlife. It is into Loch Ussie that Coinneach Odhair, the Brahan Seer, is said to have thrown his oracle stone before he was tried for witchcraft. He predicted that the stone would one day be found in the belly of a fish and that the person who found it would thus be endowed with the gift of prophecy. As far as is known, the stone has not yet been found.

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Loch Ussie and hills of Ross, Maryburgh

ROSS: Fodderty

1960s; 1970s

postcards; Ross-shire; Ross and Cromarty; lochs; seers; prophets; Loch Oussie

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows Loch Ussie, near Maryburgh. The loch contains several little islands and is abundant in wildlife. It is into Loch Ussie that Coinneach Odhair, the Brahan Seer, is said to have thrown his oracle stone before he was tried for witchcraft. He predicted that the stone would one day be found in the belly of a fish and that the person who found it would thus be endowed with the gift of prophecy. As far as is known, the stone has not yet been found.