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Loch Alsh

It would need the brush of a Turner to do justice to the color of this scene. From the northern shore of Loch Duich there stretches Loch Alsh, a golden pathway to the Western isles. To the left is Totaig and behind it the Sound of Sleat. Beyond this is the eastern end of Skye with the Kyle or "narrow" of Loch Alsh in the distance. On the far horizon, half hidden in the clouds is the shadowy mass of Rassay Island and Western Skye.

Glen Moriston

From For Augustus, at the southern end of Loch Ness, one may travel by car or bus to Invermoriston. Thence one goes through a densely wooded area as far as Torgyle Bridge where the forest ends. Straight ahead rise the broad slopes of Glen Moriston, culminating in the blue Cluanie Hills. From Achlain to Ceannacroe Bridge, seen here, the road runs through a green country through which the river moves quietly. Nearby are the remains of the old military road to Glenshiel.

The Tweed at Ladykirk

The Tweed, famed throughout the world for its beauty, rises in North Dumfriesshire and winds for 97 miles through Peebleshire. Selkirkshire and Roxburghshire reaching the sea at Berwick. Along its banks stand many places rich in historical memories-Melrose, Abbotsford, Dryburgh, Bemersyde, Floors Castle, Kelso. Ladykirk, six miles north of Coldstream, owes its name to a vow made by James IV who, in danger when fording the Tweed, promised to build a church to the Virgin Mary if he got safely across.

An Old Highland Ferry

This picture shows the Ferry House at the pier at Little Ferry, East Sutherland. At the mouth of Loch Fleet, it was at one time the connecting link between Dornoch and Golspie. The Mound, which takes its name from an embankment 100 yards long, was constructed to carry the coast road across Loch Fleet and so obviate the use of the ferry. From the Mound Railway Station there is a branch line to Dornoch, the county town of Sutherland.

Glen Affric

During the season there are frequent excursions by road, rail, and steamer from Inverness. A favourite trip is to beautiful Glen Affric, seen here. One goes by road to Invercannich whence the road to the glen goes through Chisholm's Pass, a defile of great grandeur and beauty. The road winding through a forest of birch often attains a height of three hundred feet above the river. The return journey to Inverness may be made through Glen Urquhart and thence by steamer from Temple Pier on Loch Ness.

Loch Naver

Loch Naver, lying to the east of Altnaharra, Sutherland, is six miles long and has a maximum depth of 108 feet. The river Naver, famous for its salmon fishing, issues from the Loch and flows for 19 miles to Torrisdale Bay, 7 miles east of Tongue, through the green and comparatively deserted valley of Strath Naver. Here the moss-covered ruins are a mute reminder of a once populous Glen, which sent 1,000 men to the Napoleonic Wars and 500 to the Crimea.

Loch Linnhe

From Onich near North Ballachulish (see No. 35 of this series) the road to Fort William runs beside Loch Linnhe whose waters splash the road in rough weather. Looking west across the Loch, as in this picture, one sees the distant hills of Ardgour, one of the lesser known parts of Argyllshire. There is a ferry from Corran, two miles from Onich, to Ardgour, which carries cars, thus saving motorists the round-about route by the head of Loch Eil and the west side of Loch Linnhe.


Of late years there has been an increasing number of visitors to the Outer Hebrides-the land of bays, fjords and headlands. This photograph shows a general view of Stornoway, the most attractive town in the Hebrides and the principal resort on the Island of Lewis. In addition to its fine land-locked harbor, which affords excellent boating and sea fishing. Stornoway has many other attractions for the holiday maker. It can be reached by steamer from Mallaig or Kyle of Lochalsh.

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