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TITLE
Loch a Mhuilinn, Glen Strathfarrar
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_1315
PLACENAME
Strathfarrar
DISTRICT
Aird
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Kilmorack
PERIOD
1930s
CREATOR
J Valentine & Co.
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
33243
KEYWORDS
postcards
Inverness-shire
lochs
glens
rivers
hydro-electric power
Frasers
Loch a Mhuilinn, Glen Strathfarrar

This postcard shows Loch a' Mhuilinn, or Loch a' Mhuillidh, in Glen Strathfarrar. The name Loch a' Mhuilinn means in Gaelic 'loch of the mill'. It has been suggested that the name Farrar derives from the Pictish 'var' meaning 'to wind'. The name of the glen is unusual in that 'glen' and 'strath' have similar meanings, both being types of valley.

Glen Strathfarrar stretches for approximately 12 miles and carries the River Farrar east from Loch Monar, through Loch a' Mhuillidh and Loch Beannacharan, to join the River Glass near Struy. It forms part of the Affric-Beauly Hydro-Electric Scheme. The Strathfarrar section of this scheme raised the level of Loch Monar and takes water through a tunnel to an underground generating station at Deanie.

Glen Strathfarrar was once Fraser country and it is said that Simon Fraser, Lord Lovat, sheltered on a small island in Loch a' Mhuillidh after the '45 Jacobite Rising.

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Loch a Mhuilinn, Glen Strathfarrar

INVERNESS: Kilmorack

1930s

postcards; Inverness-shire; lochs; glens; rivers; hydro-electric power; Frasers

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows Loch a' Mhuilinn, or Loch a' Mhuillidh, in Glen Strathfarrar. The name Loch a' Mhuilinn means in Gaelic 'loch of the mill'. It has been suggested that the name Farrar derives from the Pictish 'var' meaning 'to wind'. The name of the glen is unusual in that 'glen' and 'strath' have similar meanings, both being types of valley.<br /> <br /> Glen Strathfarrar stretches for approximately 12 miles and carries the River Farrar east from Loch Monar, through Loch a' Mhuillidh and Loch Beannacharan, to join the River Glass near Struy. It forms part of the Affric-Beauly Hydro-Electric Scheme. The Strathfarrar section of this scheme raised the level of Loch Monar and takes water through a tunnel to an underground generating station at Deanie.<br /> <br /> Glen Strathfarrar was once Fraser country and it is said that Simon Fraser, Lord Lovat, sheltered on a small island in Loch a' Mhuillidh after the '45 Jacobite Rising.