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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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"Loch Ainort and Blaven, Skye"
"Loch Ainort and Blaven, Skye"

Published by Judges Ltd., Hastings, reference "19226", date unknown.

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"Loch Slapin, Blaven and Clach Glas"
"Loch Slapin, Blaven and Clach Glas"

This postcard was published by brothers George and Ashley Abraham. Both were climbers and photographers who worked in their father's photographic shop in their home town of Keswick in the Lake District. In 1967 the business was acquired by mountaineer George Fisher and today continues to trade under this name as an outdoor equipment specialist. The present shop includes photographs and memorabilia from the Abraham's era and a tearoom appropriately called "Abrahams."

Published by Abrahams, Keswick, reference "211786", printed in Germany, dated between 1890 and 1920.

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"Blaven from Sgurr Tearlach"
"Blaven from Sgurr Tearlach"

This photograph was taken from Sgurr Thearlaich, one of the Munros of the Cuillin Ridge. Sgurr Thearlaich translates as Charlie's Peak in honour of Charles Pilkington who led the first ascent in 1887.

Publisher and date unknown but this example is postmarked 1910.

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"Mallaig & the Coolin Hills of Skye"
"Mallaig & the Coolin Hills of Skye"

Blaven is visible in the distance, slightly left of centre. This postcard shows what was at the time the main road from Fort William and the south. The present day main road follows a new route along the foreshore on land once occupied by the railway locomotive shed and fish sidings that are just visible on this card.

Publisher and date unknown.

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"Skye Ferry at Mallaig harbour"
"Skye Ferry at Mallaig harbour"

When is a mountain not a mountain? When it's a boat!

29km (18 miles) from the its namesake, the Skye ferry "Blaven" bobs in Mallaig harbour. A handbill for this service may be found on the Skye page here along with a picture of the slightly larger ferry that plies the same Mallaig to Armadale route today.

Published by Valentines, reference "D 2108", 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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