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TITLE
Head of Loch Duich from Mam Ratagan
EXTERNAL ID
HCD00580
PLACENAME
Ratagan
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
PERIOD
1920s; 1930s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
12282
KEYWORDS
pass
Mam Ratagan
mountains
Five Sisters
Kintail
zoomable

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 Shielbridge at the head of Loch Duich, and the small village of Inverinate on the left shoreline


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Head of Loch Duich from Mam Ratagan

ROSS: Lochalsh

1920s; 1930s

pass; Mam Ratagan; mountains; Five Sisters; Kintail; zoomable

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

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 Shielbridge at the head of Loch Duich, and the small village of Inverinate on the left shoreline <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 />