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TITLE
Lochinver with Canisp and Suilven
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_3757
PLACENAME
Lochinver
DISTRICT
Assynt
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
SUTHERLAND: Assynt
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
35593
KEYWORDS
mountains
lochs
villages
Lochinver with Canisp and Suilven

This postcard shows the town of Lochinver, in the Assynt district of Sutherland. The rounded peak of Suilven can be seen in the background.

Lochinver sits at the mouth of the River Inver, where it enters the sea loch, Loch Inver. It is the last sizeable village before the town of Thurso in Caithness and, along with Kinlochbervie, is one of the busiest fishing ports on the west Sutherland coast.

The twin peaks of Suilven consist of Torridonian sandstone resting on a base of Lewisian gneiss. The name comes from the Norse for 'Pillar Mountain'. The higher, western, summit, also known as Caisteal Liath, is 2398 ft (731m) high. The lower, more pointed, peak is 2372 ft (723m) high.

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Lochinver with Canisp and Suilven

SUTHERLAND: Assynt

mountains; lochs; villages

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows the town of Lochinver, in the Assynt district of Sutherland. The rounded peak of Suilven can be seen in the background. <br /> <br /> Lochinver sits at the mouth of the River Inver, where it enters the sea loch, Loch Inver. It is the last sizeable village before the town of Thurso in Caithness and, along with Kinlochbervie, is one of the busiest fishing ports on the west Sutherland coast.<br /> <br /> The twin peaks of Suilven consist of Torridonian sandstone resting on a base of Lewisian gneiss. The name comes from the Norse for 'Pillar Mountain'. The higher, western, summit, also known as Caisteal Liath, is 2398 ft (731m) high. The lower, more pointed, peak is 2372 ft (723m) high.