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Loch Leven from above the Ballachulish Hotel

This postcard contains an elevated view of Loch Leven, taken from above the Ballachulish Hotel. The slopes of the Pap of Glencoe, the distinctive mountain which dominates views of Glencoe from the west, can be seen on the right side of the photograph.

Located east of Glencoe, at the meeting of Loch Leven and Loch Linnhe, 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.

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Loch Leven from above the Ballachulish Hotel

ARGYLL: Lismore and Appin

postcard; photograph; Ballachulish; Ballachulish Hotel; Glenachulish; Glencoe; Loch Leven; mountains; slate; climbing; hotel; Pap of Glencoe; Sgurr na Ciche

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This postcard contains an elevated view of Loch Leven, taken from above the Ballachulish Hotel. The slopes of the Pap of Glencoe, the distinctive mountain which dominates views of Glencoe from the west, can be seen on the right side of the photograph. <br /> <br /> Located east of Glencoe, at the meeting of Loch Leven and Loch Linnhe, 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.