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TITLE
Mary and Neil Macpherson on Skye
EXTERNAL ID
HCD00355
PLACENAME
Sligachan
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Portree
PERIOD
1920s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
12078
KEYWORDS
Cuillin
mountains
Sligachan
James Forbes
Duncan MacIntyre
Mary and Neil Macpherson on Skye

Mary and Neil Macpherson are photographed here at Sligachan on the main route through Skye. Sligachan has long been one of the main bases for walkers and climbers. The Cuillin Ridge with the melting snow of spring, rises to the south, with Sgurr a' Bhasteir, Am Basteir 934m, and to the left the distinctive peak of Sgurr nan Gillean 964m.

July 1836 saw the first recorded ascent of Sgurr nan Gillean by Glasgow University Professor of Natural Philosophy, James Forbes, along with Duncan MacIntyre, a forester with Lord Macdonald. James Forbes later sketched the first accurate map of the Cuillin Ridge naming some of the peaks for the first time


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Mary and Neil Macpherson on Skye

INVERNESS: Portree

1920s

Cuillin; mountains; Sligachan; James Forbes; Duncan MacIntyre

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

Mary and Neil Macpherson are photographed here at Sligachan on the main route through Skye. Sligachan has long been one of the main bases for walkers and climbers. The Cuillin Ridge with the melting snow of spring, rises to the south, with Sgurr a' Bhasteir, Am Basteir 934m, and to the left the distinctive peak of Sgurr nan Gillean 964m. <br /> <br /> July 1836 saw the first recorded ascent of Sgurr nan Gillean by Glasgow University Professor of Natural Philosophy, James Forbes, along with Duncan MacIntyre, a forester with Lord Macdonald. James Forbes later sketched the first accurate map of the Cuillin Ridge naming some of the peaks for the first time <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href= "mailto: skyeandlochalsh.archives@highlifehighland.com" >Skye and Lochalsh Archives</a><br />