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Tarbert

Tarbert

Photographer: Thompson, Stephen

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1871

Shelfmark: 11642.bb.50

Item number: 96

Length: 8.2

Width: 11.3

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

In Walter Scott's 'Lord of the Isles,' King Robert the Bruce crosses a low isthmus from the eastern to the western loch of Tabert in order to avoid the long and dangerous circumnavigation of the Mull.

"It was a wondrous sight to see
Topmast and pennon glitter free,
High-raised above the greenwood-tree!
As on dry land, the galley moves,
By cliffs, and copse and alder groves."

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