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TITLE
The head of Loch Broom, Ullapool
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_1461
PLACENAME
Loch Broom
DISTRICT
Lochbroom
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochbroom
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
33383
KEYWORDS
postcards
Ross-shire
Ross and Cromarty
Wester Ross
lochs
fishing industry
harbours
ferries
valley
Ice Age
The head of Loch Broom, Ullapool

This postcard shows the head of Loch Broom. The name Broom comes from the Gaelic 'bhraoin', meaning 'place of rain showers'. Loch Broom is a long, narrow sea loch inlet that was once heavily fished for herring. Near the mouth of the loch, Ullapool provides a safe deep anchorage for fishing boats and the Ullapool-Stornoway car ferry.

The shores of Loch Broom are a mixture of woodland and rocky promontories and are noted for their many sheltered anchorages. It is thought that Loch Broom's landscape features are the result of glacial erosion. Both Loch Broom and Little Loch Broom occupy valleys which are thought to have been deepened by glaciation, resulting in their classic fjord-like shape.

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The head of Loch Broom, Ullapool

ROSS: Lochbroom

postcards; Ross-shire; Ross and Cromarty; Wester Ross; lochs; fishing industry; harbours; ferries; valley; Ice Age

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This postcard shows the head of Loch Broom. The name Broom comes from the Gaelic 'bhraoin', meaning 'place of rain showers'. Loch Broom is a long, narrow sea loch inlet that was once heavily fished for herring. Near the mouth of the loch, Ullapool provides a safe deep anchorage for fishing boats and the Ullapool-Stornoway car ferry. <br /> <br /> The shores of Loch Broom are a mixture of woodland and rocky promontories and are noted for their many sheltered anchorages. It is thought that Loch Broom's landscape features are the result of glacial erosion. Both Loch Broom and Little Loch Broom occupy valleys which are thought to have been deepened by glaciation, resulting in their classic fjord-like shape.