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TITLE
The Half-way House Hotel, Loch Ness, Invermoriston
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_5660
PLACENAME
Invermoriston
DISTRICT
Aird
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Urquhart and Glenmoriston
PERIOD
1930s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
37286
KEYWORDS
postcards
hotels
hostels
Alltsigh
Loch Ness
wolf
wolves
The Half-way House Hotel, Loch Ness, Invermoriston

This postcard shows the Half-way House Hotel, Invermoriston

The hotel is situated by the banks of Loch Ness near Invermoriston. It was taken over by the Scottish Youth Hostel association in 1943 when it was known as Alltsigh Youth Hostel. It is now called Loch Ness Youth Hostel.

Interestingly, in 1934, for one year only, the Scottish Youth Hostel Association opened a youth hostel in premises (former Forestry Commission cottages) across the road from the present youth hostel in Alltsigh.

The name 'Alltsigh' (Aultsigh, Altsigh), meaning the resting burn, is taken from the stream running into Loch Ness, beside the hostel. The last wolf (also known as Alltsigh) was shot in the area, during the 19th century.

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The Half-way House Hotel, Loch Ness, Invermoriston

INVERNESS: Urquhart and Glenmoriston

1930s

postcards; hotels; hostels; Alltsigh; Loch Ness; wolf; wolves

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows the Half-way House Hotel, Invermoriston<br /> <br /> The hotel is situated by the banks of Loch Ness near Invermoriston. It was taken over by the Scottish Youth Hostel association in 1943 when it was known as Alltsigh Youth Hostel. It is now called Loch Ness Youth Hostel.<br /> <br /> Interestingly, in 1934, for one year only, the Scottish Youth Hostel Association opened a youth hostel in premises (former Forestry Commission cottages) across the road from the present youth hostel in Alltsigh.<br /> <br /> The name 'Alltsigh' (Aultsigh, Altsigh), meaning the resting burn, is taken from the stream running into Loch Ness, beside the hostel. The last wolf (also known as Alltsigh) was shot in the area, during the 19th century.