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The Dhu Loch

The Dhu Loch

Photographer: Wilson, George Washington

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1866


Item number: 12

Length: 10.2

Width: 7.7

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

"Dhu-Loch, or the Black Loch - for such is its signification - is a sheet of water overhung by precipices of huge black granite upwards of 100 feet high, lying near the head of Glenmuick.

The scenery in this neighbourhood is bold and romantic. A streamlet, running into the Loch, makes a leap of 200 feet, and other points of the Glen present some striking features.

Within two miles, at the head of Loch Muick, was a Shooting Lodge of the late Prince Consort, who, with Her Majesty, spent many happy days in this secluded spot.

Throughout the whole year in this Lodge dwells a Keeper, whose lot in the winter season may be envied by few, not being within several miles of any human habitation."

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

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