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TITLE
Loch Kinellan, near Strathpeffer
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_1286
PLACENAME
Strathpeffer
DISTRICT
Dingwall
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Fodderty
PERIOD
1880s
CREATOR
J Valentine & Co.
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
33212
KEYWORDS
postcards
Ross-shire
Ross and Cromarty
lochs
islands
birds
hills
mountains
Loch Kinellan, near Strathpeffer

This postcard shows Loch Kinellan, a small loch near Strathpeffer which contains a crannog, or small artificial island, on which the Mackenzie family of Seaforth once had a stronghold. This crannog is one of several in Ross and Cromarty; they appear to date from the Iron Age but may have been used as late as the 17th century. Crannogs had a good defensive position as well as an easy supply of fresh water. Investigations on the island in Loch Kinellan have shown that it was lifted above the loch surface by a substructure of timbers. Today the loch is home to various kinds of duck, as well as sand martin, reed bunting and warblers.

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Loch Kinellan, near Strathpeffer

ROSS: Fodderty

1880s

postcards; Ross-shire; Ross and Cromarty; lochs; islands; birds; hills; mountains

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows Loch Kinellan, a small loch near Strathpeffer which contains a crannog, or small artificial island, on which the Mackenzie family of Seaforth once had a stronghold. This crannog is one of several in Ross and Cromarty; they appear to date from the Iron Age but may have been used as late as the 17th century. Crannogs had a good defensive position as well as an easy supply of fresh water. Investigations on the island in Loch Kinellan have shown that it was lifted above the loch surface by a substructure of timbers. Today the loch is home to various kinds of duck, as well as sand martin, reed bunting and warblers.