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Glen Mama near Arisaig, Lochaber

This postcard shows Glen Mama, near Arisaig, in Lochaber. The railway viaduct in the background was built in 1901, spanning the head of Loch nan Uamh between Arisaig and Lochailort. It was constructed as part of the West Highland Railway. Legend tells that a horse and cart fell into the central pier when the viaduct was being built. This was confirmed by scans during 2001.

It is believed that it is at Glen Mama that Prince Charles Edward Stuart first landed in Scotland, in 1745. On 19 August, by the shores of Loch nan Uamh, he made his way to Loch Sheil and Glenfinnan to meet with 12,000 Highlanders, in order to begin the uprising

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Glen Mama near Arisaig, Lochaber

INVERNESS

1930s

glens; viaducts; railway viaducts; West Highland Railway; Prince Charles Edward Stuart; Battle of Culloden; Bonnie Prince Charlie; legends; Loch nan Uamh; postcards; Stewart; Stewarts; '45; Jacobite; Jacobites

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This postcard shows Glen Mama, near Arisaig, in Lochaber. The railway viaduct in the background was built in 1901, spanning the head of Loch nan Uamh between Arisaig and Lochailort. It was constructed as part of the West Highland Railway. Legend tells that a horse and cart fell into the central pier when the viaduct was being built. This was confirmed by scans during 2001.<br /> <br /> It is believed that it is at Glen Mama that Prince Charles Edward Stuart first landed in Scotland, in 1745. On 19 August, by the shores of Loch nan Uamh, he made his way to Loch Sheil and Glenfinnan to meet with 12,000 Highlanders, in order to begin the uprising