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TITLE
Kinlochmore House and Farm, Kinlochleven
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_3473
PLACENAME
Kinlochleven
DISTRICT
North Lorn
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Lismore and Appin
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
35319
KEYWORDS
postcard
photograph
Kinlochleven
Loch Leven
Mamore Mountains
Lochaber
Tartan Hotel
eastern lounge
hotel
accomadation
aluminium
ice climbing
Blackwater Reservoir
dam
Kinlochmore House and Farm, Kinlochleven

This postcard shows a photograph of Kinlochmore House and Farm, Kinlochleven. 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. In 1907, a hydroelectric dam was constructed by the British Aluminium Company to supply power to the plant. The dam was built at an elevation of over 305m and its completion created the Blackwater Reservoir. At 914 metres, the dam is the longest in the Highlands.

Today, the village has diverged somewhat from its industrial past. The aluminium works no longer function, and the harbour rarely sees the waterborne traffic it once did, but the area now derives much of its income from the tourism industry. The impressive scenery offers ample opportunities for hillwalkers and the nearby Ice Factor, offers indoor ice climbing.

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Kinlochmore House and Farm, Kinlochleven

ARGYLL: Lismore and Appin

postcard; photograph; Kinlochleven; Loch Leven; Mamore Mountains; Lochaber; Tartan Hotel; eastern lounge; hotel; accomadation; aluminium; ice climbing; Blackwater Reservoir; dam

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows a photograph of Kinlochmore House and Farm, Kinlochleven. 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. In 1907, a hydroelectric dam was constructed by the British Aluminium Company to supply power to the plant. The dam was built at an elevation of over 305m and its completion created the Blackwater Reservoir. At 914 metres, the dam is the longest in the Highlands. <br /> <br /> Today, the village has diverged somewhat from its industrial past. The aluminium works no longer function, and the harbour rarely sees the waterborne traffic it once did, but the area now derives much of its income from the tourism industry. The impressive scenery offers ample opportunities for hillwalkers and the nearby Ice Factor, offers indoor ice climbing.