Loch Ewe

Loch Ewe - “Victory”

Loch Ewe in Wester Ross was vital to the Allied defence of the North Atlantic during WW2, it has very deep water and a narrow opening to the sea therefore easily protected. Around the shore of the loch are the remains of concrete installations built as part of the defences. The loch is still used as a refuelling station for NATO ships.

It is also the site of Inverewe Garden created by Osgood MacKenzie in the 1860’s and is famous for its vast collection of exotic plants, many from the Southern Hemisphere which flourish in the garden, warmed by the North Atlantic Drift.

That two such disparate activities should take place in one location creates a fascinating tension.

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