Loch Maree Souvenir Biscuit Tin
Gairloch Museum

Gairloch has been an important tourist destination, particularly since Queen Victoria visited the area in 1877, staying at the Loch Maree Hotel. She wrote very favourably in her diary about her visit and the beauty of the area, though it apparently rained during most of her trip.

By the early 1900s, wealthy holidaymakers from all over the country would make the long journey north to spend a week or two enjoying the fresh air and scenery, often fishing on the pristine lochs.

After the second World War, widespread ownership of the motor car brought new types of visitors to Gairloch. Souvenirs of Gairloch, like this biscuit tin, could be purchased in local shops as a reminder of a holiday, or a gift for someone at home.

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Date: 1970s
Materials : Tin
Size : 20cm x 17cm

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