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TITLE
Loch Achilty, near Strathpeffer
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_1296
PLACENAME
Contin
DISTRICT
Muir of Ord
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Contin
PERIOD
1920s; 1930s
CREATOR
J Valentine & Co.
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
33222
KEYWORDS
postcards
Ross-shire
Ross and Cromarty
lochs
islands
Loch Achilty, near Strathpeffer

This postcard shows Loch Achilty, a 100-acre loch about three miles west of Strathpeffer. It 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

1920s; 1930s

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

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows Loch Achilty, a 100-acre loch about three miles west of Strathpeffer. It 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.