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TITLE
The Torridon hills from Gairloch
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_1435
PLACENAME
Gairloch
DISTRICT
Gairloch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Gairloch
PERIOD
1960s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
33358
KEYWORDS
postcards
Ross-shire
Ross and Cromarty
Wester Ross
hill
mountain
mountains
crofts
lochs
The Torridon hills from Gairloch

This postcard shows a view of the Torridon hills from the shore at Gairloch. Gairloch is made up of a string of crofting settlements on the north side of the Gair Loch. Further south, the Torridon hills form one of the highest ranges in Britain and are reputed to be among the oldest in Europe. The hills are formed mainly of Torridonian sandstone, with some exhibiting a topping of white quartzite and boulders of Lewisian Gneiss at the base.

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The Torridon hills from Gairloch

ROSS: Gairloch

1960s

postcards; Ross-shire; Ross and Cromarty; Wester Ross; hill; mountain; mountains; crofts; lochs

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows a view of the Torridon hills from the shore at Gairloch. Gairloch is made up of a string of crofting settlements on the north side of the Gair Loch. Further south, the Torridon hills form one of the highest ranges in Britain and are reputed to be among the oldest in Europe. The hills are formed mainly of Torridonian sandstone, with some exhibiting a topping of white quartzite and boulders of Lewisian Gneiss at the base.