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Extended Postcard Gallery

This page displays a range of postcards of the area around Blaven and Torrin.

Postcards are rarely dated so it has not been possible to accurately determine the age of the individual images. If you have any additional information about the postcard, photographer, publisher or date, please contact me.

You can read about the history of the picture postcard and the part that Scotland played in their popularity on the postcards page.

Black & White Postcards

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"Blaven from Loch Slapin, Skye"
"Blaven from Loch Slapin, Skye"

The reverse of this card reads "Blaven from Loch Slapin - This 3,000 foot giant of the Cuillin rises nobly from the shores of Loch Slapin. And, as the road from Broadford to Elgol skirts Loch Slapin, this excursion should not be omitted."

Published by Valentines, reference "A G 208", 1930s onwards.

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"Blaven, Isle of Skye"
"Blaven, Isle of Skye"

"The best of all" series. Published by J. B. White Ltd., Dundee, reference "6896", date believed to be 1933.

The same photograph appears on an earlier, rarer, postcard published by a H J Munro of Kyleakin, possibly the original photographer. The front of the earlier card is captioned "Ben Blaven." Perhaps the use of "Ben" was a ploy to convince readers that they were looking at a card of a Scottish mountain and not one of the smaller lumps elsewhere in the United Kingdom!

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"Mist on Blaven, Isle of Skye"
"Mist on Blaven, Isle of Skye"

"Real Photo Series." Published by F. Hard, London, reference "No. 10", date unknown.

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"Blaven, Isle of Skye"
"Blaven, Isle of Skye"

Published by Judges Ltd., Hastings, reference "18744", date unknown.

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"Blaven, Clach Glas and Lochan Athaine"
"Blaven, Clach Glas and Lochan Athaine"

Published by Abrahams, Keswick, printed in Germany, reference "211787", date unknown.

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"Blaven, Clach Glas and Lochan Athaine"
"Blaven, Clach Glas and Lochan Athaine"

This card is the same image as shown in the previous card.

Publisher and date unknown.

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"In cool waters, Loch Slapin, Isle of Skye"
"In cool waters, Loch Slapin, Isle of Skye"

"The best of all" series. Published by J. B. White Ltd., Dundee, reference "A. 1093", date between 1948 and 1955.

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"A summer day. Loch Slapin and Blaven"
"A summer day. Loch Slapin and Blaven"

Published by Abrahams, Keswick, reference "432413", date unknown.

My thanks to Alan Stockdale for identifying the publisher.

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"Blaven from Loch Slapin, Isle of Skye"
"Blaven from Loch Slapin, Isle of Skye"

The reverse of this card reads "Blaven from Loch Slapin, Skye - A fine view of the magnificent Blaven (3,042 feet), one of the grandest of all the Mountains of Skye, and part of the Sea-Loch Slapin."

Published by Valentines, reference "A G 19", 1930s onwards.

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"Uncaptioned postcard"
"Uncaptioned postcard"

More grazing, gazing cows on the shore of Loch Slapin. Untypically this postcard of Blaven has neither caption nor descriptive text to aid the sender and recipient in identifying the location. The printed wording on the reverse is limited to little more than the mandatory "post card."

Publisher and date unknown.

Copyright: All of the postcards on blaven.com are believed to be in excess of 50 years old and out of copyright. Due credit is given to the photographer and publisher where this known or shown on the original card. Please do not reproduce any of these postcards without acknowledging the photographer or publisher.

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