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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.

Colour Postcards

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"Blaven from Torrin near Broadford, Isle of Skye"
"Blaven from Torrin near Broadford, Isle of Skye"

Yet more sheep.

Published by Colourmaster International and Photo Precision Ltd. of St. Ives, reference "PT37299", date unknown.

Photo Precision acquired postcard publisher J. B. White of Dundee in 1963. Photo Precision was itself subsequently acquired by Colourmaster in 1969.

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

Even more sheep. The rear of this card reads "The rugged summits of Blaven in the early spring still carrying a mantle of snow. The native black-face sheep are extremely hardy and roam freely on the shores and hillsides."

Published by J. Arthur Dixon, Inverness, reference "4917", pre 1955, exact date unknown.

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"A view of Blaven"
"A view of Blaven"

Are you sheeped out yet? The reverse of this card reads "A view of Blaven - one the magnificent beauty spots on the Isle of Skye. (A881)." The A881 is probably a reference to the previous number of the road from Broadford to Elgol that is today known as the B8083.

Published by Braemar Films Limited, Duns, Berwickshire, reference "4143", date unknown.

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"Isle of Skye - Blaven (3,024 feet) dominates the Shores of Loch Slapin"
"Isle of Skye - Blaven (3,024 feet) dominates the Shores of Loch Slapin"

The publisher of this card, Whiteholme (Publishers) Ltd. of Dundee, has a colourful history. Established by Alastair White, grandson of the founder of J. B. White & Co., they acquired the assets and stock of other Scottish publishers including in 1974, Charles Skilton, who had in turn acquired the remaining stock of Valentines when they ceased publishing postcards. Whiteholme also acquired the assets of Millar & Lang Ltd. of Glasgow in 1982 and David Whyte Ltd. in 1994. Whiteholme went in to liquidation in 2005 but have since re-emerged and continue to produce postcards, calendars and gifts in association with Judges Ltd.

"A 'Hail Caledonia' product." Published by Whiteholme (Publishers) Ltd., Dundee, reference "4985W", date unknown.

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"Blaven and Loch Slapin - Skye"
"Blaven and Loch Slapin - Skye"

The reverse of this card reads "Clouds appear over Skye even on clear Spring days. Here they cover the summit of Blaven which is 3,042 ft. above sea level. This view was taken from the banks of Loch Slapin."

Published by Valentines, reference "C. 317", date unknown.

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"Blaven from Torrin, Isle of Skye"
"Blaven from Torrin, Isle of Skye"

Photograph by Mike Guy. Published by J. Arthur Dixon, reference "PIS 27713", date unknown.

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"At Torrin, Isle of Skye"
"At Torrin, Isle of Skye"

The reverse of this card reads "At Torrin, Isle of Skye. Situated on the shores of Loch Slapin, between Broadford and Elgol, Torrin offers this fine view of the Eastern face of Blaven which is 3,042 feet high."

"Jumbo Print" published by A. D. Henderson, Maybole, Ayrshire, reference "LC 345", date unknown.

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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, Isle of Skye. The rugged grandeur of Blaven rising from the shores of Loch Slapin is one of the scenic gems of Scotland. Highland cattle roam freely on loch shores and roadsides in Skye adding a picturesque touch. This view is just below Torrin village, a few miles by road branching from the Kyleakin-Portree road at Broadford Hotel."

Published by J. Arthur Dixon Studios, reference "3776", date unknown, postmarked 1974.

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

The rear of this card reads "Blaven, Isle of Skye. The dark, rugged peaks of this famous mountain, an out-lier of the ’Black Cuillins’, are here seen beyond the shoulder of Beinn Dearg in the ’Red Hills’, providing an interesting contrast. The view is looking across Loch Cill Chriosd from the Elgol Road, near Broadford."

Photograph by Alex H. Hamilton ARPS. Published by J. Arthur Dixon, Inverness, reference "3683", date unknown.

Read about landscape photographer Alex H. Hamilton and his fine work here.

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

Photo Precision Ltd. St. Ives. Published by Colourmaster International, reference "PT34640", date unknown, postmarked 1973.

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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