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TITLE
The Storr, north Skye
EXTERNAL ID
HCD00407
PLACENAME
Storr Lochs
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Portree
PERIOD
1940s; 1950s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
12121
KEYWORDS
Storr
Skye
mountain
Trotternish
The Storr, north Skye

The Storr, at 719m, is the highest point on the Trotternish escarpment of north Skye. The name derives from the old Norse word 'stòrr' meaning 'great' or 'big'. The area shown in the photograph is part of the Storr landslide and is among the most spectacular landforms in Britain. The entire southeast face of the mountain collapsed to produce a huge hollow, Coire Faoin, bounded on the south west and north west by sheer basalt cliffs, with areas of ridges, pinnacles, canyons and blocks of rock creating a strange and fascinating landscape. The geology of the area has been described many times elsewhere.


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The Storr, north Skye

INVERNESS: Portree

1940s; 1950s

Storr; Skye; mountain; Trotternish

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

The Storr, at 719m, is the highest point on the Trotternish escarpment of north Skye. The name derives from the old Norse word 'stòrr' meaning 'great' or 'big'. The area shown in the photograph is part of the Storr landslide and is among the most spectacular landforms in Britain. The entire southeast face of the mountain collapsed to produce a huge hollow, Coire Faoin, bounded on the south west and north west by sheer basalt cliffs, with areas of ridges, pinnacles, canyons and blocks of rock creating a strange and fascinating landscape. The geology of the area has been described many times elsewhere. <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 />