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TITLE
The Braemore Hills and the Narrows of Loch Broom, Ullapool
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_1467
PLACENAME
Loch Broom
DISTRICT
Lochbroom
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochbroom
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
33389
KEYWORDS
postcards
Ross-shire
Ross and Cromarty
Wester Ross
lochs
mountains
anchorages
harbours
promontory
valley
fjord
fjords
Ice Age
The Braemore Hills and the Narrows of Loch Broom, Ullapool

This postcard shows a view of Loch Broom looking towards the Braemore hills from the Braes of Ullapool. 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. The Narrows occur at Corry Point where two promontories jut out on either side of the loch. 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 Braemore Hills and the Narrows of Loch Broom, Ullapool

ROSS: Lochbroom

postcards; Ross-shire; Ross and Cromarty; Wester Ross; lochs; mountains; anchorages; harbours; promontory; valley; fjord; fjords; Ice Age

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This postcard shows a view of Loch Broom looking towards the Braemore hills from the Braes of Ullapool. 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. The Narrows occur at Corry Point where two promontories jut out on either side of the loch. 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.