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TITLE
Loch Leven and the Narrows Ballachulish
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_3481
PLACENAME
Ballachulish
DISTRICT
North Lorn
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Lismore and Appin
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
35327
KEYWORDS
postcard
photograph
Ballachulish
Glenachulish
Glencoe
mountains
slate
climbing
hotel
narrows
Loch Leven
Loch Leven and the Narrows Ballachulish

This postcard contains a view of the Narrows of Ballachulish, at the meeting between Loch Leven and Loch Linnhe. Located east of the more famous Glencoe, the name Ballachulish originates from the Gaelic meaning, 'village on the narrows.'

The settlement initially grew around the nearby slate quarries in the eighteenth century, mined to supply tiles for roofing Victorian Glasgow. In 1903, a branch of the Callander and Oban Railway opened at Ballachulish, making the region more accessible.

Today, like nearby Glencoe, Ballachulish is a popular destination for hillwalkers and climbers.

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Loch Leven and the Narrows Ballachulish

ARGYLL: Lismore and Appin

postcard; photograph; Ballachulish; Glenachulish; Glencoe; mountains; slate; climbing; hotel; narrows; Loch Leven

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard contains a view of the Narrows of Ballachulish, at the meeting between Loch Leven and Loch Linnhe. Located east of the more famous Glencoe, the name Ballachulish originates from the Gaelic meaning, 'village on the narrows.'<br /> <br /> The settlement initially grew around the nearby slate quarries in the eighteenth century, mined to supply tiles for roofing Victorian Glasgow. In 1903, a branch of the Callander and Oban Railway opened at Ballachulish, making the region more accessible. <br /> <br /> Today, like nearby Glencoe, Ballachulish is a popular destination for hillwalkers and climbers.