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TITLE
Loch Oussie, near Strathpeffer
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_1277
PLACENAME
Loch Ussie
DISTRICT
Dingwall
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Fodderty
CREATOR
J Valentine & Co.
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
33203
KEYWORDS
postcards
Ross-shire
Ross and Cromarty
lochs
seers
prophets
thatched cottages
thatch
thatched roof
Loch Oussie, near Strathpeffer

This postcard shows Loch Oussie, now more commonly called Loch Ussie, near Strathpeffer. In the foreground is a thatched cottage.

Loch Ussie 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 Oussie, near Strathpeffer

ROSS: Fodderty

postcards; Ross-shire; Ross and Cromarty; lochs; seers; prophets; thatched cottages; thatch; thatched roof

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows Loch Oussie, now more commonly called Loch Ussie, near Strathpeffer. In the foreground is a thatched cottage.<br /> <br /> Loch Ussie 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.