Please Sign In | Register
Google pluspinterestShare on Stumble UponShare on RedditFacebookShare on Tumblr
TITLE
Loch Coruisk, Isle of Skye
EXTERNAL ID
HCD00374
PLACENAME
Loch Coruisk
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Strath
PERIOD
1940s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
12092
KEYWORDS
loch
Coruisk
Cuillin
mountains
Isle of Skye
Loch Coruisk, Isle of Skye

Around Loch Coruisk tower the jagged peaks of the Cuillin, with the loch stretching north into the heart of the mountains. This gem has long been a popular destination with climbers, walkers and travellers. Believed to have been formed by glacial erosion 280,000 years ago, Loch Coruisk has an 'other-worldly', dark, forbidding atmosphere, immortalised by Sir Walter Scott: "For rarely human eye has known A scene so stern as that dread lake, With its dark ledge of barren stone"


This image can be purchased.
For further information about purchasing and prices please email
Skye and Lochalsh Archives

For guidance on the use of images and other content, please see the Terms and Conditions page.
High Life Highland is a company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland No. SC407011 and is a registered Scottish charity No. SC042593
Powered by Capture

Loch Coruisk, Isle of Skye

INVERNESS: Strath

1940s

loch; Coruisk; Cuillin; mountains; Isle of Skye

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

Around Loch Coruisk tower the jagged peaks of the Cuillin, with the loch stretching north into the heart of the mountains. This gem has long been a popular destination with climbers, walkers and travellers. Believed to have been formed by glacial erosion 280,000 years ago, Loch Coruisk has an 'other-worldly', dark, forbidding atmosphere, immortalised by Sir Walter Scott: "For rarely human eye has known A scene so stern as that dread lake, With its dark ledge of barren stone" <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 />