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TITLE
The Harbour and Pier, Kinlochleven
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_3466
PLACENAME
Kinlochleven
DISTRICT
North Lorn
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Lismore and Appin
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
35312
KEYWORDS
postcard
photograph
Kinlochleven
Loch Leven
Mamore Mountains
Lochaber
aluminium
ice climbing
Blackwater Reservoir
dam
The Harbour and Pier, Kinlochleven

This postcard shows a view overlooking the harbour at Kinlochleven, looking south-west along Loch Leven. Situated south-east of Fort William, Kinlochleven translates from the original Gaelic as 'head' of Loch Leven.

Kinlochleven grew up around the Aluminium Processing Plant during the early twentieth century. The harbour was developed for the waterborne transport of aluminium out of the region.

Today, the aluminium works no longer function, but the area now derives much of its income from the tourism industry. The impressive scenery offer exciting opportunities for hillwalkers and the nearby Ice Factor, the world's largest indoor ice climbing centre, has become one of the regions most popular destinations.

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The Harbour and Pier, Kinlochleven

ARGYLL: Lismore and Appin

postcard; photograph; Kinlochleven; Loch Leven; Mamore Mountains; Lochaber; aluminium; ice climbing; Blackwater Reservoir; dam

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Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows a view overlooking the harbour at Kinlochleven, looking south-west along Loch Leven. Situated south-east of Fort William, Kinlochleven translates from the original Gaelic as 'head' of Loch Leven. <br /> <br /> Kinlochleven grew up around the Aluminium Processing Plant during the early twentieth century. The harbour was developed for the waterborne transport of aluminium out of the region.<br /> <br /> Today, the aluminium works no longer function, but the area now derives much of its income from the tourism industry. The impressive scenery offer exciting opportunities for hillwalkers and the nearby Ice Factor, the world's largest indoor ice climbing centre, has become one of the regions most popular destinations.