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TITLE
Loch Kinellan, near Strathpeffer
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_1287
PLACENAME
Strathpeffer
DISTRICT
Dingwall
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Fodderty
PERIOD
1900s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
33213
KEYWORDS
postcards
Ross-shire
Ross and Cromarty
lochs
islands
birds
hills
mountains
Loch Kinellan, near Strathpeffer

This postcard belongs to Raphael Tuck's 'Oilette' series. Although the title on the front is 'Loch Killinan', the note on the back confirms that the loch depicted is Loch Kinellan, near Strathpeffer. It is a small loch containing 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

1900s

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

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries - Illustrated postcards

This postcard belongs to Raphael Tuck's 'Oilette' series. Although the title on the front is 'Loch Killinan', the note on the back confirms that the loch depicted is Loch Kinellan, near Strathpeffer. It is a small loch containing 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.