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TITLE
Loch Achilty, near Strathpeffer
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_1295
PLACENAME
Contin
DISTRICT
Muir of Ord
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Contin
PERIOD
1900s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
33221
KEYWORDS
postcards
Ross-shire
Ross and Cromarty
lochs
islands
Loch Achilty, near Strathpeffer

This postcard belongs to Raphael Tuck's 'Oilette' series. It depicts Loch Achilty, a 100-acre loch about three miles west of Strathpeffer. Loch Achilty is a good fishing loch, surrounded by birch-clad hills which slope down to the water's edge.

Loch Achilty contains a crannog, or small artificial island, one of several in Ross and Cromarty. These crannogs 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.

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Loch Achilty, near Strathpeffer

ROSS: Contin

1900s

postcards; Ross-shire; Ross and Cromarty; lochs; islands

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries - Illustrated postcards

This postcard belongs to Raphael Tuck's 'Oilette' series. It depicts Loch Achilty, a 100-acre loch about three miles west of Strathpeffer. Loch Achilty is a good fishing loch, surrounded by birch-clad hills which slope down to the water's edge.<br /> <br /> Loch Achilty contains a crannog, or small artificial island, one of several in Ross and Cromarty. These crannogs 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.