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TITLE
Loch Leven and Garvan looking up to Kinlochleven
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_3455
PLACENAME
Kinlochleven
DISTRICT
North Lorn
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Lismore and Appin
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
35301
KEYWORDS
postcard
photograph
Kinlochleven
Loch Leven
Lochaber
aluminium
ice climbing
Loch Leven and Garvan looking up to Kinlochleven

This postcard contains a photograph with a view looking up Loch Leven towards Kinlochleven, just south of Fort William.

Loch Leven is a sea-loch on the west coast of Scotland, which extends for just under nine miles, reaching a maximum width of over a mile. The village of Glencoe is located on its southern shore, and Kinlochleven is located at its eastern extent.

Kinlochleven, located at the eastern end of Loch Leven, grew up around an Aluminium Processing Plant during the early twentieth century. Houses were rapidly erected in the region to cope with the burgeoning workforce. In 1907, a hydroelectric dam was constructed by the British Aluminium Company. At 914 metres long, it is the longest dam in the Highlands.

Today, the aluminium works no longer function, and the area now derives much of its income from tourism. The impressive scenery offers ample opportunities for hill-walkers and the nearby Ice Factor, the largest indoor ice climbing centre in the world, has boosted the regions profile in recent years.

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Loch Leven and Garvan looking up to Kinlochleven

ARGYLL: Lismore and Appin

postcard; photograph; Kinlochleven; Loch Leven; Lochaber; aluminium; ice climbing

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This postcard contains a photograph with a view looking up Loch Leven towards Kinlochleven, just south of Fort William. <br /> <br /> Loch Leven is a sea-loch on the west coast of Scotland, which extends for just under nine miles, reaching a maximum width of over a mile. The village of Glencoe is located on its southern shore, and Kinlochleven is located at its eastern extent.<br /> <br /> Kinlochleven, located at the eastern end of Loch Leven, grew up around an Aluminium Processing Plant during the early twentieth century. Houses were rapidly erected in the region to cope with the burgeoning workforce. In 1907, a hydroelectric dam was constructed by the British Aluminium Company. At 914 metres long, it is the longest dam in the Highlands. <br /> <br /> Today, the aluminium works no longer function, and the area now derives much of its income from tourism. The impressive scenery offers ample opportunities for hill-walkers and the nearby Ice Factor, the largest indoor ice climbing centre in the world, has boosted the regions profile in recent years.