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TITLE
An Teallach from the Destitution Road
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_1402
PLACENAME
An Teallach
DISTRICT
Lochbroom
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochbroom
PERIOD
1940s; 1950s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
33327
KEYWORDS
postcards
Ross-shire
Ross and Cromarty
Wester Ross
hills
mountains
Munros
lochs
roads
potato famine
An Teallach from the Destitution Road

This postcard shows a view of the hill An Teallach from the Destitution Road. An Teallach, whose name means 'the forge', is a group of peaks between the heads of Little Loch Broom and Loch na Sealga. The lower slopes are of Torridonian sandstone, while the summits are topped with white quartzite. It has two Munro peaks: Bidein a' Ghlas Thuill (3484 feet, 1062 metres) and Sgurr Fiona (3478 feet, 1060 metres). A Munro is a Scottish mountain over 3,000 feet, so called after Sir Hugh Munro who listed such mountains in 1891.

The A832 road between Ullapool and Gairloch was originally constructed by local workers in exchange for food after the potato famines of the late 1840s. It became known as the Destitution Road and the bridge at Kinlochewe as the Hunger Bridge.

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An Teallach from the Destitution Road

ROSS: Lochbroom

1940s; 1950s

postcards; Ross-shire; Ross and Cromarty; Wester Ross; hills; mountains; Munros; lochs; roads; potato famine

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows a view of the hill An Teallach from the Destitution Road. An Teallach, whose name means 'the forge', is a group of peaks between the heads of Little Loch Broom and Loch na Sealga. The lower slopes are of Torridonian sandstone, while the summits are topped with white quartzite. It has two Munro peaks: Bidein a' Ghlas Thuill (3484 feet, 1062 metres) and Sgurr Fiona (3478 feet, 1060 metres). A Munro is a Scottish mountain over 3,000 feet, so called after Sir Hugh Munro who listed such mountains in 1891.<br /> <br /> The A832 road between Ullapool and Gairloch was originally constructed by local workers in exchange for food after the potato famines of the late 1840s. It became known as the Destitution Road and the bridge at Kinlochewe as the Hunger Bridge.