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North Ballachulish from E.

North Ballachulish from E.

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LOCATION: Ballachulish
DISTRICT: North Lorn
OLD COUNTY/PARISH: ARGYLL:Lismore and Appin
CONTRIBUTOR: Highland Libraries
COLLECTION NAME: Postcards
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This postcard contains a view of North Ballachulish, at the meeting between Loch Leven and Loch Linnhe. Located on the northern shore of Loch Leven, the name Ballachulish originates from the Gaelic meaning, 'village on the narrows.' The rocky, mountainous scenery in evidence is typical of the region.

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.



IDENTIFIER: QZP40_CARD_3484


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