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TITLE
Shielbridge from the river, Acharacle
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_1394
PLACENAME
Acharacle
DISTRICT
Ardnamurchan
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Ardnamurchan
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
33319
KEYWORDS
postcards
Argyll
Argyllshire
Ardnamurchan
bridges
rivers
hamlets
settlements
villages
Shielbridge from the river, Acharacle

This postcard shows Shielbridge from the River Shiel, just north of Acharacle. The bridge is built of stone and has three arches. Acharacle is a scattered settlement at the south end of Loch Shiel. At the north end of the loch lies Glenfinnan, where Bonnie Prince Charlie rallied his supporters in 1745. The name Acharacle derives from the Gaelic 'Ath Thorguil', meaning 'Torquil's ford'. The Torquil in question was a Norse invader who fought against Somerled at a nearby ford in the 12th century.

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Shielbridge from the river, Acharacle

ARGYLL: Ardnamurchan

postcards; Argyll; Argyllshire; Ardnamurchan; bridges; rivers; hamlets; settlements; villages

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows Shielbridge from the River Shiel, just north of Acharacle. The bridge is built of stone and has three arches. Acharacle is a scattered settlement at the south end of Loch Shiel. At the north end of the loch lies Glenfinnan, where Bonnie Prince Charlie rallied his supporters in 1745. The name Acharacle derives from the Gaelic 'Ath Thorguil', meaning 'Torquil's ford'. The Torquil in question was a Norse invader who fought against Somerled at a nearby ford in the 12th century.