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TITLE
Memorial Stone of Queen Victoria's visit to Loch Maree
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_1345
PLACENAME
Loch Maree
DISTRICT
Gairloch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Gairloch
PERIOD
1900s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
33271
KEYWORDS
postcards
Ross-shire
Ross and Cromarty
Wester Ross
memorials
monuments
hotels
lochs
tourism
Memorial Stone of Queen Victoria's visit to Loch Maree

This postcard shows the memorial stone commemorating the visit of Queen Victoria to Loch Maree in 1877. The original wording is in Gaelic. The English translation reads:

'On the twelfth day of the middle month of autumn 1877
Queen Victoria came to see Loch Maree and the surrounding areas.
She spent a night here in yonder hotel and kindly agreed to this memorial
to the pleasure she gained from visiting this part of Ross.'

The Queen stayed in the Loch Maree Hotel for six nights and enjoyed her visit, which is also commemorated in the name of the Victoria Falls about a mile north of the hotel in Slattadale Forest.

Loch Maree Hotel is situated on the shores of Loch Maree, a fresh water loch extending about 12 miles from Kinlochewe in the direction of Poolewe. Its reputation received a knock in August 1922 when five visitors to the hotel died of botulism poisoning after eating duck paste sandwiches. Though the deaths were deemed accidental, the hotel still holds the unenviable label of having been the location of the worst botulism food poisoning tragedy in Britain.

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Memorial Stone of Queen Victoria's visit to Loch Maree

ROSS: Gairloch

1900s

postcards; Ross-shire; Ross and Cromarty; Wester Ross; memorials; monuments; hotels; lochs; tourism

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows the memorial stone commemorating the visit of Queen Victoria to Loch Maree in 1877. The original wording is in Gaelic. The English translation reads:<br /> <br /> 'On the twelfth day of the middle month of autumn 1877<br /> Queen Victoria came to see Loch Maree and the surrounding areas.<br /> She spent a night here in yonder hotel and kindly agreed to this memorial <br /> to the pleasure she gained from visiting this part of Ross.'<br /> <br /> The Queen stayed in the Loch Maree Hotel for six nights and enjoyed her visit, which is also commemorated in the name of the Victoria Falls about a mile north of the hotel in Slattadale Forest. <br /> <br /> Loch Maree Hotel is situated on the shores of Loch Maree, a fresh water loch extending about 12 miles from Kinlochewe in the direction of Poolewe. Its reputation received a knock in August 1922 when five visitors to the hotel died of botulism poisoning after eating duck paste sandwiches. Though the deaths were deemed accidental, the hotel still holds the unenviable label of having been the location of the worst botulism food poisoning tragedy in Britain.