<link>http://www.ambaile.org.uk/</link> <logo url="http://www.ambaile.org.uk/images/logo.gif"/> <atom:link rel="next" href="http://www.ambaile.org.uk/?language=en&service=search&action=do_quick_search&q=&rss_mode=1&page=2"/> <item> <title>RNI Nurses Prize Giving, 1956 A group photograph taken at the Royal Northern Infirmary's Nurses Prize Giving Day in 1956. The male nurse on the extreme right of the photograph is Louis Gunn who worked at Craig Dunain. If you are able to help us identify anyone else in the photograph, please get in touch. http://www.ambaile.org.uk/en/search/do_quick_search.html?q=%2329479&mime_type=&launchZoom=29479 Mam Rattigan [sic] at Loch Duich, Wester Ross This postcard shows the mountain pass known as Mam Ratagan in Wester Ross. Loch Duich can be seen in the distance. The Pass leads to Kyle of Lochalsh and rises from sea level to 350 metres http://www.ambaile.org.uk/en/search/do_quick_search.html?q=%2332659&mime_type=&launchZoom=32659 Loch Duich and The Five Sisters from Mam Ratigan [sic] This postcard shows Loch Duich and the mountain peaks known as 'The Five Sisters' from the Mam Ratagan Pass. The Pass leads to Kyle of Lochalsh and rises from sea level to 350 metres. Loch Duich is a sea loch that travels south east from the village of Dornie and leads into the Kyle of Loch Alsh, before flowing into the open sea. The loch is most famous for having Eilean Donan Castle situated at its mouth. The Five Sisters rise above Glen Sheil at the head of Loch Duich. They are called Sgurr na Mòraich (876m), Sgurr nan Saighead (929m), Sgurr Fhuaran (1068m), Sgurr na Carnach (1002m) and Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe (1027m) http://www.ambaile.org.uk/en/search/do_quick_search.html?q=%2332658&mime_type=&launchZoom=32658 The Five Sisters, Loch Duich and Mam Rattachan [sic] This postcard shows the mountain peaks known as 'The Five Sisters' at Loch Duich in Wester Ross. Legend relates that two Irish Princes, washed ashore during a storm, fell in love with two of the seven daughters of the King of Kintail. Having promised to send their five brothers for the remaining sisters, the Princes married the two youngest Princesses and returned to Ireland. The five sisters waited in vain, and eventually asked the Grey Magician of Coire Dhunnaid to extend their vigil beyond life itself, whereupon he turned them into mountains. The mountains rise above Glen Shiel at the head of Loch Duich. They are called Sgurr na Mòraich (876m), Sgurr nan Saighead (929m), Sgurr Fhuaran (1068m), Sgurr na Carnach (1002m) and Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe (1027m). The Mam Ratagan Pass can be seen in the foreground of the postcard. The Pass leads to Kyle of Lochalsh and rises from sea level to 350 metres http://www.ambaile.org.uk/en/search/do_quick_search.html?q=%2332657&mime_type=&launchZoom=32657 Ruined cottages, shores of Loch Duich This photograph, taken in the first half of the 20th century by M.E.M. Donaldson, shows ruined cottages, probably at Letterfearn, on the southern shore of Loch Duich, with the Five Sisters of Kintail in the background. The Five Sisters are Sgurr na Mòraich (876m), Sgurr nan Saighead (929m), Sgurr Fhuaran (1068m), Sgurr na Carnach (1002m) and Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe (1027m). Legend relates that two Irish Princes washed ashore during a storm, fell in love with two of the seven daughters of the King of Kintail. Having promised to send their five brothers for the remaining sisters, the Princes married the two youngest Princesses and returned to Ireland. The five sisters waited in vain, and eventually asked the Grey Magician of Coire Dhunnaid to extend their vigil beyond life itself, whereupon he turned them into mountains. The photographer, Mary Ethel Muir Donaldson, was born in 1876 and came to the Highlands around 1908. She travelled extensively around the North and West Highlands, writing and taking photographs. Between 1912 and 1949 she produced many books on the social history and customs of the area. She died in a nursing home in Edinburgh in 1958, but was buried in Oban. This image can be purchased. For further information about purchasing and prices please email the Highland Photographic Archive quoting the External ID. http://www.ambaile.org.uk/en/search/do_quick_search.html?q=%2310063&mime_type=&launchZoom=10063 Five Sisters of Kintail, Loch Duich This photograph, taken in the first half of the 20th century by M.E.M. Donaldson, shows the Five Sisters of Kintail as seen from the northwest. The Five Sisters are Sgurr na Mòraich (876m), Sgurr nan Saighead (929m), Sgurr Fhuaran (1068m), Sgurr na Carnach (1002m) and Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe (1027m). Legend relates that two Irish Princes washed ashore during a storm, fell in love with two of the seven daughters of the King of Kintail. Having promised to send their five brothers for the remaining sisters, the Princes married the two youngest Princesses and returned to Ireland. The five sisters waited in vain, and eventually asked the Grey Magician of Coire Dhunnaid to extend their vigil beyond life itself, whereupon he turned them into mountains. The photographer, Mary Ethel Muir Donaldson, was born in 1876 and came to the Highlands around 1908. She travelled extensively around the North and West Highlands, writing and taking photographs. Between 1912 and 1949 she produced many books on the social history and customs of the area. She died in a nursing home in Edinburgh in 1958, but was buried in Oban. This image can be purchased. For further information about purchasing and prices please email the Highland Photographic Archive quoting the External ID. http://www.ambaile.org.uk/en/search/do_quick_search.html?q=%2310053&mime_type=&launchZoom=10053 Loch Duich and Five Sisters of Kintail This view of the head of Loch Duich, with the Five Sisters of Kintail in the background, was photographed by M.E.M. Donaldson in the first half of the 20th century. The Five Sisters are Sgurr na Mòraich (876m), Sgurr nan Saighead (929m), Sgurr Fhuaran (1068m), Sgurr na Carnach (1002m) and Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe (1027m). Legend relates that two Irish Princes, washed ashore during a storm, fell in love with two of the seven daughters of the King of Kintail. Having promised to send their five brothers for the remaining sisters, the Princes married the two youngest Princesses and returned to Ireland. The five sisters waited in vain, and eventually asked the Grey Magician of Coire Dhunnaid to extend their vigil beyond life itself, whereupon he turned them into mountains. Mary Ethel Muir Donaldson was born in 1876 and came to the Highlands around 1908. She travelled extensively around the North and West Highlands, writing and taking photographs. One of her favourite locations was the Ardnamurchan Peninsula and it was there she settled, at Sanna, in 1927. Between 1912 and 1949 Miss Donaldson produced many books on the social history and customs of the North and West Highlands. 'Wanderings in the Western Highlands and Islands' and 'Further Wanderings - Mainly in Argyll' are two of her best known works and both are illustrated with her own photographs. She died in a nursing home in Edinburgh in 1958, and was buried in Oban. This image can be purchased. For further information about purchasing and prices please email the Highland Photographic Archive quoting the External ID. http://www.ambaile.org.uk/en/search/do_quick_search.html?q=%2310659&mime_type=&launchZoom=10659 Loch Duich from Invershiel Mountains rise from the shores of Loch Duich, with a few houses dotted at their feet. Sgurr an Airgid (841m) towers over the village of Inverinate, with mist covering the peaks to the north west. Duncan Macpherson, the Kyle pharmacist and photographer, made regular day trips by road and sea, recording the scenes with his camera and also in his books 'Gateway to Skye', 'Lure of the West' and 'Where I Belong' This image can be purchased. For further information about purchasing and prices please email Skye and Lochalsh Archives http://www.ambaile.org.uk/en/search/do_quick_search.html?q=%2312069&mime_type=&launchZoom=12069 Loch Duich and Dùnan Diarmid The promontory pictured juts out into the lower part of Loch Duich, with the village of Ratagan strung out along the shore opposite. Sgurr a' Bhroanain rises behind. The Ordnance Survey map names the hill on the promontory as Dùnan Diarmid, indicating that a small fort is located on the site. The house just seen close to the shore is named as Tigh-à-Mholain, house of the shingle beach in English. The area is close to the ancient church and cemetery of Clachan Duich, and the people seen on the extreme right and walking in the distance, may have been part of a group, along with Duncan Macpherson the photographer, visiting the site This image can be purchased. For further information about purchasing and prices please email Skye and Lochalsh Archives http://www.ambaile.org.uk/en/search/do_quick_search.html?q=%2312080&mime_type=&launchZoom=12080 Inverinate, across Loch Duich Inverinate lies on the northern shore of Loch Duich, with the village of Ratagan on the opposite side, from where this photograph was taken. The misty hill on the left above Inverinate is Sgurr an Uillt Tharsuinn, 577m, and the land rising away to the right above Inverinate House on the shoreside, is Sgurr an Airgid, 841m This image can be purchased. For further information about purchasing and prices please email Skye and Lochalsh Archives http://www.ambaile.org.uk/en/search/do_quick_search.html?q=%2312094&mime_type=&launchZoom=12094 Druidaig Lodge, Loch Duich Druidaig Lodge sits on the shores of Loch Duich, near Totaig and Letterfearn. Eilean Donan Castle, reconstructed in the 1920s by the Macrae-Gilstraps and opened in 1932, can be seen in the background This image can be purchased. For further information about purchasing and prices please email Skye and Lochalsh Archives http://www.ambaile.org.uk/en/search/do_quick_search.html?q=%2312161&mime_type=&launchZoom=12161 Head of Loch Duich from Mam Ratagan The road over Mam Ratagan pass was constructed in the 1770s by the Hanoverian forces commanded by General Wade in order to link Bernera Barracks at Glenelg with Fort Augustus, although there must have been a track of some sort prior to this. Dr Samuel Johnson describes the ascent over the pass and the hazardous descent to Glenelg as night fell, as he and James Boswell made their "Journey to the Western Isles" in 1773. The breathtaking views pictured here from the top of the pass, or bealach, are of the range of peaks known as the Five Sisters of Kintail , with Shiel Bridge at the head of Loch Duich, and the small village of Inverinate on the left shoreline This image can be purchased. For further information about purchasing and prices please email Skye and Lochalsh Archives http://www.ambaile.org.uk/en/search/do_quick_search.html?q=%2312282&mime_type=&launchZoom=12282 Letterfearn, Loch Duich The row of peaks seen here from Letterfearn, across Loch Duich are known as the Five Sisters. Legend relates that two Irish Princes, washed ashore during a storm and fell in love with two of the seven daughters of the King of Kintail. Having promised to send their five brothers for the remaining sisters, the Princes married the two youngest Princesses and returned to Ireland. The five sisters waited, in vain, and eventually asked the Grey Magician of Coire Dhunnaid to extend their vigil, beyond life itself, where upon he turned them into mountains. The mountains rise above Glen Shiel at the head of Loch Duich. From the left, are Sgurr na Mòraich (876m), Sgurr nan Saighead (929m), Sgurr Fhuaran (1068m), Sgurr na Carnach (1002m) and Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe (1027m). The smaller peak closer to the loch is Sgurr an t-Searraich (576m) This image can be purchased. For further information about purchasing and prices please email Skye and Lochalsh Archives http://www.ambaile.org.uk/en/search/do_quick_search.html?q=%2312610&mime_type=&launchZoom=12610 Loch Duich and the Five Sisters of Kintail These mountains reflected in Loch Duich tower above Glen Shiel and are known as the Five Sisters of Kintail. Legend relates that two Irish Princes washed ashore during a storm, fell in love with two of the seven daughters of the King of Kintail. Having promised to send their five brothers for the remaining sisters, the Princes married the two youngest Princesses and returned to Ireland. The five sisters waited in vain, and eventually asked the 'Grey Magician of Coire Dhunnaid' to extend their vigil, beyond life itself, whereupon he turned them into mountains. The photograph was probably taken from Letterfearn on the Ratagan side of Loch Duich. From the left, the peaks are called Sgurr Moraich (876m), Sgurr nan Saighead (929m), Sgurr Phuaran (1068m), Sgurr na Carnach (1002m) and Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe (1027m). The smaller peak closer to the loch is Sgurr an t-Seacraich (576m). http://www.ambaile.org.uk/en/search/do_quick_search.html?q=%2314171&mime_type=&launchZoom=14171 Kintail from Loch Duich Kintail is an area in the North-West Highlands of Scotland that has been described as one of Scotland's last great wildernesses. A legend connected with Loch Duich states that three brothers who went fishing at the loch one night became enraptured by three seal-maidens who had thrown off their furs, assumed the likeness of humans, and danced in the moonlight on the sands. The brothers stole their furs, intending to claim the seal-maidens as their wives. The youngest brother, however, moved by the seal-girl's distress, returned her seal-skin. For his kindness, the girl's father allowed the youngest brother to visit the maiden every ninth night. As for the other two brothers, the middle brother lost his wife after the seal-maiden he had captured found her stolen fur, while the eldest brother burnt his wife's fur as a preventative measure, only to burn her accidentally in the process. http://www.ambaile.org.uk/en/search/do_quick_search.html?q=%2328925&mime_type=&launchZoom=28925 Kintail and Loch Duich Kintail is an area in the North-West Highlands of Scotland that has been described as one of Scotland's last great wildernesses. A legend connected with Loch Duich states that three brothers who went fishing at the loch one night became enraptured by three seal-maidens who had thrown off their furs, assumed the likeness of humans, and danced in the moonlight on the sands. The brothers stole their furs, intending to claim the seal-maidens as their wives. The youngest brother, however, moved by the seal-girl's distress, returned her seal-skin. For his kindness, the girl's father allowed the youngest brother to visit the maiden every ninth night. As for the other two brothers, the middle brother lost his wife after the seal-maiden he had captured found her stolen fur, while the eldest brother burnt his wife's fur as a preventative measure, only to burn her accidentally in the process. http://www.ambaile.org.uk/en/search/do_quick_search.html?q=%2328926&mime_type=&launchZoom=28926 The Sisters of Kintail, Loch Duich The Sisters of Kintail are mountains which rise above Glen Shiel at the head of Loch Duich. They are called Sgurr na Mòraich (876m), Sgurr nan Saighead (929m), Sgurr Fhuaran (1068m), Sgurr na Carnach (1002m) and Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe (1027m). Legend relates that two Irish Princes washed ashore during a storm, fell in love with two of the seven daughters of the King of Kintail. Having promised to send their five brothers for the remaining sisters, the Princes married the two youngest Princesses and returned to Ireland. The five sisters waited in vain, and eventually asked the Grey Magician of Coire Dhunnaid to extend their vigil beyond life itself, whereupon he turned them into mountains. http://www.ambaile.org.uk/en/search/do_quick_search.html?q=%2331831&mime_type=&launchZoom=31831 Loch Duich Hotel The Loch Duich Hotel is situated at Ardelve in Ross-shire. It was originally called the Aird Ferry Hotel, named after the ferry which crossed from Ardelve Point to Dornie across Loch Long. The hotel is still in business today and has a view of Eilean Donan Castle http://www.ambaile.org.uk/en/search/do_quick_search.html?q=%2332653&mime_type=&launchZoom=32653 The Five Sisters and Loch Duich This postcard shows Loch Duich and the mountain peaks known as the Five Sisters of Kintail. Legend relates that two Irish Princes, washed ashore during a storm, fell in love with two of the seven daughters of the King of Kintail. Having promised to send their five brothers for the remaining sisters, the Princes married the two youngest Princesses and returned to Ireland. The five sisters waited in vain, and eventually asked the Grey Magician of Coire Dhunnaid to extend their vigil beyond life itself, whereupon he turned them into mountains. The mountains rise above Glen Shiel at the head of Loch Duich. From the left, they are called Sgurr na Mòraich (876m), Sgurr nan Saighead (929m), Sgurr Fhuaran (1068m), Sgurr na Carnach (1002m) and Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe (1027m) http://www.ambaile.org.uk/en/search/do_quick_search.html?q=%2332654&mime_type=&launchZoom=32654 Loch Duich and Glenshiel This postcard shows Loch Duich and Glenshiel in Wester Ross. The glen, covering a distance of ten miles from Loch Duich to Glen Cluanie, forms part of the traditional Road to the Isles and is home to several high mountain peaks. In North Glen Shiel the peaks known as The Five Sisters can be found while to the south sit mountains rising over 3000ft including Creag nan Damh, Sgurr an Lochain, Sgurr na Sgine and The Saddle. The sea loch, Loch Duich travels south east from the village of Dornie and leads into the Loch Alsh and Kyle Akin before flowing into the open sea http://www.ambaile.org.uk/en/search/do_quick_search.html?q=%2332656&mime_type=&launchZoom=32656 Loch Duich and the winding road to Glen Shiel This postcard shows a view of Loch Duich and the winding road to Glen Shiel. Loch Duich is a sea loch that travels south east from the village of Dornie and leads into the Kyle of Loch Alsh, before flowing into the open sea. The loch is most famous for having Eilean Donan Castle situated at its mouth and the mountain peaks known as 'The Five Sisters of Kintail' also encompass its shoreline http://www.ambaile.org.uk/en/search/do_quick_search.html?q=%2332660&mime_type=&launchZoom=32660 Head of Loch Duich This postcard shows the head of Loch Duich in Wester Ross. The village of Shiel Bridge can also be seen and to the right is the River Shiel. The loch is one of two divisions of Loch Alsh, the other being Loch Long. Loch Duich sees much tourism as it is home to Eilean Donan Castle and the mountain peaks known as 'The Five Sisters' http://www.ambaile.org.uk/en/search/do_quick_search.html?q=%2332662&mime_type=&launchZoom=32662 Loch Duich from Kintail Hotel This postcard shows a view of Loch Duich from the Kintail Lodge Hotel in West Ross. The hotel stands by the foot of the mountain peaks known as 'The Five Sisters' and is a conversion of a Victorian Highland shooting lodge. Loch Duich is a sea loch that travels south east from the village of Dornie and leads into the Kyle of Loch Alsh, before flowing into the open sea. The loch is most famous for having Eilean Donan Castle situated at its mouth http://www.ambaile.org.uk/en/search/do_quick_search.html?q=%2332663&mime_type=&launchZoom=32663 View across Loch Duich from Ratagan Youth Hostel This postcard shows the view across Loch Duich from Ratagan Youth Hostel in Ross-shire. The mountains of Ben Attow (1032m) and Glas Bheinn Mhor (997m) can be seen in the background. Loch Duich is a sea loch that travels south east from the village of Dornie and leads into the Kyle of Loch Alsh, before flowing into the open sea. The Ratagan Youth Hostel building was constructed in the 1800s as part of a plan to develop wool manufacturing and large scale fishing within the nearby area. Today, the hostel is popular with both walkers and tourists http://www.ambaile.org.uk/en/search/do_quick_search.html?q=%2332664&mime_type=&launchZoom=32664 Loch Duich and Loch Alsh from Dornie Brae This postcard shows a view of Loch Duich and Loch Alsh from Dornie Brae in Ross-shire. Loch Alsh divides into two arms as it flows inland, creating Loch Long and Loch Duich. The lochs are surrounded by magnificent scenery with the Five Sisters of Kintail situated at the head of Loch Duich and Eilean Donan Castle situated at the meeting point of all three lochs http://www.ambaile.org.uk/en/search/do_quick_search.html?q=%2332665&mime_type=&launchZoom=32665 Loch Duich and Loch Alsh from Dornie This postcard shows a view of Loch Alsh and Loch Duich from the road near Dornie. Loch Alsh divides into two arms as it flows inland, creating Loch Long and Loch Duich. The lochs are surrounded by magnificent scenery with the Five Sisters of Kintail situated at the head of Loch Duich and Eilean Donan Castle situated at the meeting point of all three lochs http://www.ambaile.org.uk/en/search/do_quick_search.html?q=%2332666&mime_type=&launchZoom=32666 Mountains of Kintail from Loch Duich This postcard shows the mountains of Kintail from Loch Duich in Ross-shire. Among the peaks found surrounding the loch are the famous 'Five Sisters'. The Five Sisters rise above Glen Sheil at the head of Loch Duich. They are called Sgurr na Mòraich (876m), Sgurr nan Saighead (929m), Sgurr Fhuaran (1068m), Sgurr na Carnach (1002m) and Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe (1027m). Legend relates that two Irish Princes washed ashore during a storm, fell in love with two of the seven daughters of the King of Kintail. Having promised to send their five brothers for the remaining sisters, the Princes married the two youngest Princesses and returned to Ireland. The five sisters waited in vain, and eventually asked the Grey Magician of Coire Dhunnaid to extend their vigil beyond life itself, whereupon he turned them into mountains http://www.ambaile.org.uk/en/search/do_quick_search.html?q=%2332667&mime_type=&launchZoom=32667 Loch Duich and Loch Alsh This postcard shows a view of Loch Duich and Loch Alsh from above the island of Eilean Donan, at Dornie. Loch Alsh divides into two arms as it flows inland, creating Loch Long and Loch Duich. The lochs are surrounded by magnificent scenery with the Five Sisters of Kintail situated at the head of Loch Duich and Eilean Donan Castle situated at the meeting point of all three lochs http://www.ambaile.org.uk/en/search/do_quick_search.html?q=%2332668&mime_type=&launchZoom=32668 Loch Duich and the Five Sisters of Kintail from Letterfearn This postcard shows Loch Duich and the mountain peaks known as 'The Five Sisters of Kintail' from Letterfearn. Loch Duich is a sea loch that travels south east from the village of Dornie and leads into the Kyle of Loch Alsh, before flowing into the open sea. The loch is most famous for having Eilean Donan Castle situated at its mouth. The Five Sisters rise above Glen Sheil at the head of Loch Duich. They are called Sgurr na Mòraich (876m), Sgurr nan Saighead (929m), Sgurr Fhuaran (1068m), Sgurr na Carnach (1002m) and Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe (1027m). Legend relates that two Irish Princes washed ashore during a storm, fell in love with two of the seven daughters of the King of Kintail. Having promised to send their five brothers for the remaining sisters, the Princes married the two youngest Princesses and returned to Ireland. The five sisters waited in vain, and eventually asked the Grey Magician of Coire Dhunnaid to extend their vigil beyond life itself, whereupon he turned them into mountains http://www.ambaile.org.uk/en/search/do_quick_search.html?q=%2332669&mime_type=&launchZoom=32669 Loch Duich and The Five Sisters from Letterfearn This postcard shows Loch Duich and the mountain peaks known as 'The Five Sisters' from Letterfearn in Wester Ross. Loch Duich is a sea loch that travels south east from the village of Dornie and leads into the Kyle of Loch Alsh, before flowing into the open sea. The loch is most famous for having Eilean Donan Castle situated at its mouth. The Five Sisters rise above Glen Sheil at the head of Loch Duich. They are called Sgurr na Mòraich (876m), Sgurr nan Saighead (929m), Sgurr Fhuaran (1068m), Sgurr na Carnach (1002m) and Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe (1027m). Legend relates that two Irish Princes washed ashore during a storm, fell in love with two of the seven daughters of the King of Kintail. Having promised to send their five brothers for the remaining sisters, the Princes married the two youngest Princesses and returned to Ireland. The five sisters waited in vain, and eventually asked the Grey Magician of Coire Dhunnaid to extend their vigil beyond life itself, whereupon he turned them into mountains http://www.ambaile.org.uk/en/search/do_quick_search.html?q=%2332670&mime_type=&launchZoom=32670 Loch Duich This postcard shows a view of Loch Duich in West Ross. Loch Duich is a sea loch that travels south east from the village of Dornie and leads into the Kyle of Loch Alsh, before flowing into the open sea. The loch is most famous for having Eilean Donan Castle situated at its mouth. The mountain peaks known as 'The Five Sisters of Kintail' also encompass its shoreline http://www.ambaile.org.uk/en/search/do_quick_search.html?q=%2332671&mime_type=&launchZoom=32671 Loch Duich and the Five Sisters of Kintail from Letterfearn This postcard shows Loch Duich and the mountain peaks known as 'The Five Sisters of Kintail' from Letterfearn. Loch Duich is a sea loch that travels south east from the village of Dornie and leads into the Kyle of Loch Alsh, before flowing into the open sea. The loch is most famous for having Eilean Donan Castle situated at its mouth. The Five Sisters rise above Glen Sheil at the head of Loch Duich. They are called Sgurr na Mòraich (876m), Sgurr nan Saighead (929m), Sgurr Fhuaran (1068m), Sgurr na Carnach (1002m) and Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe (1027m). Legend relates that two Irish Princes washed ashore during a storm, fell in love with two of the seven daughters of the King of Kintail. Having promised to send their five brothers for the remaining sisters, the Princes married the two youngest Princesses and returned to Ireland. The five sisters waited in vain, and eventually asked the Grey Magician of Coire Dhunnaid to extend their vigil beyond life itself, whereupon he turned them into mountains http://www.ambaile.org.uk/en/search/do_quick_search.html?q=%2332672&mime_type=&launchZoom=32672 The Five Sisters and Loch Duich from Auchtertyre Hill This postcard shows the mountain peaks known as 'The Five Sisters' and Loch Duich, from Auchtertyre Hill in Wester Ross. The mountains rise above Glen Shiel at the head of Loch Duich and are called Sgurr na Mòraich (876m), Sgurr nan Saighead (929m), Sgurr Fhuaran (1068m), Sgurr na Carnach (1002m) and Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe (1027m). Legend relates that two Irish Princes washed ashore during a storm, fell in love with two of the seven daughters of the King of Kintail. Having promised to send their five brothers for the remaining sisters, the Princes married the two youngest Princesses and returned to Ireland. The five sisters waited in vain, and eventually asked the Grey Magician of Coire Dhunnaid to extend their vigil beyond life itself, whereupon he turned them into mountains http://www.ambaile.org.uk/en/search/do_quick_search.html?q=%2332673&mime_type=&launchZoom=32673 Highland Clachan at Loch Duich This postcard shows a painting of a Highland clachan in the early twentieth century, situated at Loch Duich in Wester Ross. The Gaelic word 'clachan' translates in English to 'a township' or 'a small village'. To the right is an example of a typical thatched house. A thatched roof was based on a wooden frame resting on the cottage walls. Thatch was cheap and was also light, so it did not put unnecessary weight stress on the walls. An overlapping layer of heathery turf was placed over the frame and covered by a layer of thatch. The thatch was secured with old fishing net or twine tied to large rocks to anchor it. In most places the roof was re-thatched each year. The old thatch was generally used as fertiliser http://www.ambaile.org.uk/en/search/do_quick_search.html?q=%2332674&mime_type=&launchZoom=32674 The Five Sisters at Loch Duich This postcard shows a view of the peaks known as 'The Five Sisters' at Loch Duich in Ross-shire. Legend relates that two Irish Princes washed ashore during a storm, fell in love with two of the seven daughters of the King of Kintail. Having promised to send their five brothers for the remaining sisters, the Princes married the two youngest Princesses and returned to Ireland. The five sisters waited in vain, and eventually asked the Grey Magician of Coire Dhunnaid to extend their vigil beyond life itself, whereupon he turned them into mountains. The mountains rise above Glen Shiel at the head of Loch Duich and are called Sgurr na Mòraich (876m), Sgurr nan Saighead (929m), Sgurr Fhuaran (1068m), Sgurr na Carnach (1002m) and Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe (1027m) http://www.ambaile.org.uk/en/search/do_quick_search.html?q=%2332676&mime_type=&launchZoom=32676 The Five Sisters, Loch Duich This postcard shows a view of the peaks known as 'The Five Sisters' at Loch Duich in Ross-shire. Legend relates that two Irish Princes washed ashore during a storm, fell in love with two of the seven daughters of the King of Kintail. Having promised to send their five brothers for the remaining sisters, the Princes married the two youngest Princesses and returned to Ireland. The five sisters waited in vain, and eventually asked the Grey Magician of Coire Dhunnaid to extend their vigil beyond life itself, whereupon he turned them into mountains. The mountains rise above Glen Shiel at the head of Loch Duich and are called Sgurr na Mòraich (876m), Sgurr nan Saighead (929m), Sgurr Fhuaran (1068m), Sgurr na Carnach (1002m) and Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe (1027m) http://www.ambaile.org.uk/en/search/do_quick_search.html?q=%2332679&mime_type=&launchZoom=32679 The Five Sisters, Loch Duich This postcard shows Loch Duich and the mountain range known as 'The Five Sisters' in Wester Ross. Legend relates that two Irish Princes, washed ashore during a storm, fell in love with two of the seven daughters of the King of Kintail. Having promised to send their five brothers for the remaining sisters, the Princes married the two youngest Princesses and returned to Ireland. The five sisters waited in vain, and eventually asked the Grey Magician of Coire Dhunnaid to extend their vigil beyond life itself, whereupon he turned them into mountains. The mountains rise above Glen Shiel at the head of Loch Duich. They are called Sgurr na Mòraich (876m), Sgurr nan Saighead (929m), Sgurr Fhuaran (1068m), Sgurr na Carnach (1002m) and Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe (1027m) http://www.ambaile.org.uk/en/search/do_quick_search.html?q=%2332678&mime_type=&launchZoom=32678 Loch Duich and The Five Sisters This postcard shows Loch Duich and the mountain range known as 'The Five Sisters' in Wester Ross. Legend relates that two Irish Princes, washed ashore during a storm, fell in love with two of the seven daughters of the King of Kintail. Having promised to send their five brothers for the remaining sisters, the Princes married the two youngest Princesses and returned to Ireland. The five sisters waited in vain, and eventually asked the Grey Magician of Coire Dhunnaid to extend their vigil beyond life itself, whereupon he turned them into mountains. The mountains rise above Glen Shiel at the head of Loch Duich. They are called Sgurr na Mòraich (876m), Sgurr nan Saighead (929m), Sgurr Fhuaran (1068m), Sgurr na Carnach (1002m) and Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe (1027m) http://www.ambaile.org.uk/en/search/do_quick_search.html?q=%2332680&mime_type=&launchZoom=32680 Loch Duich and the Five Sisters of Kintail This postcard shows Loch Duich and the mountain peaks known as 'The Five Sisters of Kintail'. Loch Duich is a sea loch that travels south east from the village of Dornie and leads into the Kyle of Loch Alsh, before flowing into the open sea. The loch is most famous for having Eilean Donan Castle situated at its mouth. The Five Sisters rise above Glen Sheil at the head of Loch Duich. They are called Sgurr na Mòraich (876m), Sgurr nan Saighead (929m), Sgurr Fhuaran (1068m), Sgurr na Carnach (1002m) and Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe (1027m). Legend relates that two Irish Princes washed ashore during a storm, fell in love with two of the seven daughters of the King of Kintail. Having promised to send their five brothers for the remaining sisters, the Princes married the two youngest Princesses and returned to Ireland. The five sisters waited in vain, and eventually asked the Grey Magician of Coire Dhunnaid to extend their vigil beyond life itself, whereupon he turned them into mountains. http://www.ambaile.org.uk/en/search/do_quick_search.html?q=%2332681&mime_type=&launchZoom=32681 Loch Duich and the peaks of Kintail This postcard shows a view of Loch Duich and the peaks of Kintail, from Letterfearn in West Ross. The walkers could well have been staying at the nearby Ratagan Youth Hostel. Loch Duich is a sea loch that travels south east from the village of Dornie and leads into the Kyle of Loch Alsh, before flowing into the open sea. The loch is most famous for having Eilean Donan Castle situated at its mouth and the mountain peaks known as 'The Five Sisters of Kintail' also encompass its shoreline http://www.ambaile.org.uk/en/search/do_quick_search.html?q=%2332682&mime_type=&launchZoom=32682 Loch Duich from Auchtertyre Hill This postcard shows Loch Duich from Auchtertyre Hill in Wester Ross. The sea loch is formed from the south eastern branch of nearby Loch Alsh. By its shores sits Eilean Donan Castle and the mountain peaks known as 'The Five Sisters'. The highest mountain peak in the range (middle) is Sgurr Ouran (1068m) http://www.ambaile.org.uk/en/search/do_quick_search.html?q=%2332683&mime_type=&launchZoom=32683 Loch Duich This postcard shows a view of Loch Duich in Wester Ross. The loch is formed from the south eastern branch of nearby Loch Alsh and extends from Shiel Bridge to the village of Dornie. In the background are the mountain peaks known as 'The Five Sisters'. They rise above Glen Sheil at the head of Loch Duich and are called Sgurr na Mòraich (876m), Sgurr nan Saighead (929m), Sgurr Fhuaran (1068m), Sgurr na Carnach (1002m) and Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe (1027m) http://www.ambaile.org.uk/en/search/do_quick_search.html?q=%2332684&mime_type=&launchZoom=32684 The Five Sisters at Loch Duich This postcard shows a view of the peaks known as 'The Five Sisters' at Loch Duich in Ross-shire. Legend relates that two Irish Princes washed ashore during a storm, fell in love with two of the seven daughters of the King of Kintail. Having promised to send their five brothers for the remaining sisters, the Princes married the two youngest Princesses and returned to Ireland. The five sisters waited in vain, and eventually asked the Grey Magician of Coire Dhunnaid to extend their vigil beyond life itself, whereupon he turned them into mountains. The mountains rise above Glen Shiel at the head of Loch Duich and are called Sgurr na Mòraich (876m), Sgurr nan Saighead (929m), Sgurr Fhuaran (1068m), Sgurr na Carnach (1002m) and Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe (1027m) http://www.ambaile.org.uk/en/search/do_quick_search.html?q=%2332685&mime_type=&launchZoom=32685 The Five Sisters at Loch Duich This postcard shows a view of the peaks known as 'The Five Sisters' at Loch Duich in Ross-shire. Legend relates that two Irish Princes washed ashore during a storm, fell in love with two of the seven daughters of the King of Kintail. Having promised to send their five brothers for the remaining sisters, the Princes married the two youngest Princesses and returned to Ireland. The five sisters waited in vain, and eventually asked the Grey Magician of Coire Dhunnaid to extend their vigil beyond life itself, whereupon he turned them into mountains. The mountains rise above Glen Shiel at the head of Loch Duich and are called Sgurr na Mòraich (876m), Sgurr nan Saighead (929m), Sgurr Fhuaran (1068m), Sgurr na Carnach (1002m) and Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe (1027m) http://www.ambaile.org.uk/en/search/do_quick_search.html?q=%2332686&mime_type=&launchZoom=32686 Loch Duich, near Ratigan This postcard shows a view of Loch Duich, near Ratigan in Wester Ross. The loch is formed from the south eastern branch of nearby Loch Alsh and extends from Shiel Bridge to the village of Dornie. In the background are the mountain peaks known as 'The Five Sisters'. They rise above Glen Sheil at the head of Loch Duich and are called Sgurr na Mòraich (876m), Sgurr nan Saighead (929m), Sgurr Fhuaran (1068m), Sgurr na Carnach (1002m) and Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe (1027m) http://www.ambaile.org.uk/en/search/do_quick_search.html?q=%2332687&mime_type=&launchZoom=32687 Loch Duich and the Five Sisters of Kintail from Letterfearn This postcard shows Loch Duich and the mountain peaks known as 'The Five Sisters of Kintail' from Letterfearn. Loch Duich is a sea loch that travels south east from the village of Dornie and leads into the Kyle of Loch Alsh, before flowing into the open sea. The loch is most famous for having Eilean Donan Castle situated at its mouth. The Five Sisters rise above Glen Sheil at the head of Loch Duich. They are called Sgurr na Mòraich (876m), Sgurr nan Saighead (929m), Sgurr Fhuaran (1068m), Sgurr na Carnach (1002m) and Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe (1027m) http://www.ambaile.org.uk/en/search/do_quick_search.html?q=%2332688&mime_type=&launchZoom=32688 Eilean Donan Castle at Loch Duich and the Five Sisters This postcard shows Eilean Donan Castle at Loch Duich and the mountain peaks known as the Five Sisters. The small island of Eilean Donan may have been inhabited from as far back as the 3rd century but the original castle was built in the 13th century. It was held by the Mackenzies of Kintail for some 400 years but was destroyed by government naval forces in 1719 when occupied by Spanish and Jacobite troops. The present castle was reconstructed from the ruins by Lt. Colonel MacRae-Gilstrap and completed in 1932, becoming surely one of the most photographed castles in Scotland The Five Sisters rise above Glen Sheil at the head of Loch Duich. They are called Sgurr na Mòraich (876m), Sgurr nan Saighead (929m), Sgurr Fhuaran (1068m), Sgurr na Carnach (1002m) and Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe (1027m). Legend relates that two Irish Princes washed ashore during a storm, fell in love with two of the seven daughters of the King of Kintail. Having promised to send their five brothers for the remaining sisters, the Princes married the two youngest Princesses and returned to Ireland. The five sisters waited in vain, and eventually asked the Grey Magician of Coire Dhunnaid to extend their vigil beyond life itself, whereupon he turned them into mountains http://www.ambaile.org.uk/en/search/do_quick_search.html?q=%2332699&mime_type=&launchZoom=32699 Letterfearn, Loch Duich, and the Five Sisters of Kintail The small community of Letterfearn, from where this photograph was taken, is situated on the western shore of Loch Duich, five miles north west of Shiel Bridge and two miles south of Eilean Donan Castle across the loch. The head of Loch Duich is dominated by the hills of Kintail, known as the Five Sisters. Legend relates that two Irish Princes washed ashore during a storm, fell in love with two of the seven daughters of the King of Kintail. Having promised to send their five brothers for the remaining sisters, the Princes married the two youngest Princesses and returned to Ireland. The five sisters waited in vain, and eventually asked the Grey Magician of Coire Dhunnaid to extend their vigil beyond life itself, whereupon he turned them into mountains. The five peaks are part of a ridge some 8 km (5 miles) long which rises steeply above Glen Shiel to a maximum height of 1,067 metres (3,501 feet). The distinct peaks are a well known landmark in the area and a popular hillwalking expedition. Three of the Five Sisters are classified as full Munros, while the other two are described as subsidiary Munro tops. The smaller peak closer to the loch is Sgurr an t-Searraich (576m). http://www.ambaile.org.uk/en/search/do_quick_search.html?q=%2335799&mime_type=&launchZoom=35799 Loch Duich and the Five Sisters of Kintail Photographed from the western shore of Loch Duich, the Five Sisters of Kintail topped with a light sprinkling of late spring snow dominate the head of the loch. The five peaks are part of a ridge some 8 km (5 miles) long which rises steeply above Glen Shiel to a maximum height of 1,067 metres (3,501 feet). The distinct peaks are a well-known landmark in the area and a popular hillwalking expedition. Three of the Five Sisters are classified as full Munros, while the other two are described as subsidiary Munro tops. http://www.ambaile.org.uk/en/search/do_quick_search.html?q=%2335800&mime_type=&launchZoom=35800 The Five Sisters of Kintail and Loch Duich Invershiel nestles at the foot of Sgurr an t-Searraich (576m) at the head of Loch Duich, as seen from Bealach Ratagan. The peaks behind are the hills known as the Five Sisters of Kintail, Sgurr na Mòraich (876m), Sgurr nan Saighead (929m), Sgurr Fhuaran (1068m), Sgurr na Carnach (1002m) and Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe (1027m). The five peaks are part of a ridge some 8 km (5 miles) long which rises steeply above Glen Shiel to a maximum height of 1,067 metres (3,501 feet). The distinct peaks are a well known landmark in the area and a popular hillwalking expedition. Three of the Five Sisters are classified as full Munros, while the other two are described as subsidiary Munro tops. Bealach Ratagan is the pass through to Glenelg following the old military road constructed by Hanoverian forces under the command of General Wade linking the Barracks at Bernera in Glenelg to Fort William and Fort Augustus. Some tourists to Skye still prefer to cross to the island 'over the sea' by ferry rather than by means of the bridge at Kyle of Lochalsh, and in the summer months a small car ferry runs from Glenelg to Kylerhea on Skye providing a picturesque route once used by drovers. http://www.ambaile.org.uk/en/search/do_quick_search.html?q=%2335802&mime_type=&launchZoom=35802