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TITLE
Foxgloves and rhododendrons at Loch Broom
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_1469
PLACENAME
Loch Broom
DISTRICT
Lochbroom
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochbroom
PERIOD
1960s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
33391
KEYWORDS
postcards
Ross-shire
Ross and Cromarty
Wester Ross
flowers
plants
lochs
anchorages
harbours
promontory
valley
fjord
fjords
Ice Age
Foxgloves and rhododendrons at Loch Broom

This postcard shows a view of foxgloves and rhododendrons on the shores 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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Foxgloves and rhododendrons at Loch Broom

ROSS: Lochbroom

1960s

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

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows a view of foxgloves and rhododendrons on the shores 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.