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Island On Loch Muick

Island On Loch Muick

Photographer: Wilson, George Washington

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1866

Shelfmark: 10370.cc.35

Item number: 10

Length: 10.2

Width: 7.7

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

"Loch Muick, two miles long and half-a-mile broad, commences one-and-a-half miles below the Dhu Loch.

It is remarkable for containing within its waters a large variety of fish, hence it was a favourite resort of the late Prince Consort - affording an excellent day's sport.

The Loch is a sombre sheet of water, surrounded on every side by high hills, and within sight of the cataract called the Linn of Muick, which dashes itself over a precipice into a black-looking pool of considerable depth.

The hills around the Loch are filled with deeply-cut fissures, by the heavy rains which sometimes come down the mountain sides with tremendous fury.

The Fall of Glassault, a wild solitary cataract, is close by the late Prince Consort's Lodge, at the north-west end of the Lake, and near where this view is taken."

Descriptive letterpress from the book 'Photographs of English and Scottish Scenery' by G W Wilson

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