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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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"Spring snow on Blaven and Clach Glas as seen from Loch Slapin"
"Spring snow on Blaven and Clach Glas as seen from Loch Slapin"

Another postcard variation of the classic view of Blaven from the Torrin side of Loch Slapin.

Publisher unknown, no reference, dated by postmark to 1953 or earlier.

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"Broadford Old Church and Blaven"
"Broadford Old Church and Blaven"

Also known as Cill Chriosd, literally Christ’s Church. This church served as the Parish Church of Strath until 1843 when the congregation moved to a new church in the nearby Broadford. More information on the history of the church can be found here. The peak of Blaven is just visible in the far distance to the right of the ruin.

Publisher unknown, no reference, date unknown.

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"Loch Cill-Chriosd and Blaven, Skye"
"Loch Cill-Chriosd and Blaven, Skye"

Publisher and date unknown.

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"Blaven and Coruisk from Sgurr-nam-Eag, Skye"
"Blaven and Coruisk from Sgurr-nam-Eag, Skye"

The reverse of this card reads "Blaven and Coruisk from Sgurr-nan-Eag, Skye - On the right the stately, double-peaked Blaven (3,024 feet) dominates the scene, while far below lies the dark Loch Coruisk."

Published by Valentines, reference "AG 17", 1930s onwards.

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"Blavan (sic) and Loch Slapin, Skye"
"Blavan (sic) and Loch Slapin, Skye"

Yet another postcard showing the familiar shape of Blaven across Loch Slapin. Notice the misspelling on the front of the card.

"Herald Series", published by Holmes, no reference, exact date unknown however the presence of a now extant cottage on the far shore suggests pre-1935.

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"The white mists of morning sweep over Blaven, Isle of Skye"
"The white mists of morning sweep over Blaven, Isle of Skye"

"The best of all" series. Published by J. B. White Ltd., Dundee, reference "6862", date is between 1931 and 1944.

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"Blaven from the end of Lock (sic) Kilchrist"
"Blaven from the end of Lock (sic) Kilchrist"

Underneath the title it reads "Real photograph by M.E.M. Donaldson. Croydon." Mary Ethel Muir Donaldson was born in Croydon, England in 1876 but spent a lot of her time travelling to the Western Highlands and Islands. In 1908 she moved to a house that she built on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula so the Croydon reference on this card dates the photograph to before then.

"Jacobite Series." Publisher unknown, date prior to 1908.

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"Blaven from Hart o' Corry"
"Blaven from Hart o' Corry"

The "J. R. R., E." at the left hand edge identifies the publisher of this postcard as John R. Russell of Edinburgh. He is listed in local trade directories published between 1908 and 1929 as a wholesale stationer and photographer although this card dates from earlier.

Published J. R. Russell of Edinburgh, no reference, date unknown but postmarked 1904.

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"Marsco and Blaven from Loch Dubh, Skye"
"Marsco and Blaven from Loch Dubh, Skye"

The reverse of this card reads "Marsco and Blaven from Loch Dubh, Skye - Marsco (2,414 feet) and Blaven (3,042 feet), two prominent examples of Skye's wonderful mountains."

Published by Valentines, reference "206214 J V", 1890s onwards.

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"Blaven from Sgurr-nan-Gillean, Skye"
"Blaven from Sgurr-nan-Gillean, Skye"

The reverse of this card reads "Blaven from Sgurr-nan-Gillean, Skye - A striking view of the majestic Blaven (Blabhein) (3,042 feet), whose massive bulk invests it with a singular dignity and beauty."

Published by Valentines, reference "A G 8", 1930s onwards.

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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