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TITLE
A wild corner on the Gairloch to Ullapool road
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_1334
PLACENAME
Poolewe
DISTRICT
Gairloch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Gairloch
PERIOD
1920s; 1930s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
33262
KEYWORDS
postcards
Ross-shire
Ross and Cromarty
roads
hills
mountains
lochs
A wild corner on the Gairloch to Ullapool road

This postcard shows a narrow road winding through hills between Gairloch and Ullapool in Wester Ross. Gairloch is made up of a string of crofting settlements on the north side of the Gair Loch. Ullapool is further north on the shores of the sea loch Loch Broom. The road between the two settlements passes through scenic territory, travelling along the shores of Loch Ewe, Gruinard Bay and Little Loch Broom, and under the shadow of the mountains Sail Mor and An Teallach.

The part of the road seen here is between Gairloch and Poolewe and is known as Croft Brae. The Carnmore Hills are in the distance and the beginning of Loch Maree can be glimpsed on the far right of the photograph. Although the scenery pictured here looks rugged, the climate in the area is kept warm by the Gulf Stream. The nearby Inverewe Gardens contain many sub-tropical plants which would not usually grow in Scotland.

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A wild corner on the Gairloch to Ullapool road

ROSS: Gairloch

1920s; 1930s

postcards; Ross-shire; Ross and Cromarty; roads; hills; mountains; lochs

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows a narrow road winding through hills between Gairloch and Ullapool in Wester Ross. Gairloch is made up of a string of crofting settlements on the north side of the Gair Loch. Ullapool is further north on the shores of the sea loch Loch Broom. The road between the two settlements passes through scenic territory, travelling along the shores of Loch Ewe, Gruinard Bay and Little Loch Broom, and under the shadow of the mountains Sail Mor and An Teallach. <br /> <br /> The part of the road seen here is between Gairloch and Poolewe and is known as Croft Brae. The Carnmore Hills are in the distance and the beginning of Loch Maree can be glimpsed on the far right of the photograph. Although the scenery pictured here looks rugged, the climate in the area is kept warm by the Gulf Stream. The nearby Inverewe Gardens contain many sub-tropical plants which would not usually grow in Scotland.