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TITLE
Glamaig and Loch Ainort from Scalpay
EXTERNAL ID
HCD00716
PLACENAME
Scalpay; Loch Ainort
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Strath
PERIOD
1920s; 1930s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
12427
KEYWORDS
Scalpay
Skye
Moll road
mountains
loch
Cuillin
Glamaig and Loch Ainort from Scalpay

The island of Scalpay, situated on the east side of Skye, south of Raasay, has never had a ferry service, so Duncan Macpherson, the Kyle pharmacist and photographer, must have organised a visit with a local boatman. The photograph was taken from the hillside on Scalpay looking north west to the mouth of Loch Ainort, with the distinctive outline of Glamaig rising behind and Beinn Dearg Mhor on the left. Loch na Cairidh separates Scalpay from Skye, where the main single track road from Broadford can be seen following the coast. The A850 today follows a similar route through Dunan and Luib on Loch Ainort, but then continues up through the glen between Glamaig and Druim nan Cleochd. When this photograph was taken, and indeed up until fairly recently, the main road followed the shore line on the slopes of Meall Buidhe and Meall a' Mhaoil. Known as the Moll road, and described by Duncan Macpherson as "a great disfiguring scar", it is visible on the other side of Loch Ainort


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Glamaig and Loch Ainort from Scalpay

INVERNESS: Strath

1920s; 1930s

Scalpay; Skye; Moll road; mountains; loch; Cuillin

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

The island of Scalpay, situated on the east side of Skye, south of Raasay, has never had a ferry service, so Duncan Macpherson, the Kyle pharmacist and photographer, must have organised a visit with a local boatman. The photograph was taken from the hillside on Scalpay looking north west to the mouth of Loch Ainort, with the distinctive outline of Glamaig rising behind and Beinn Dearg Mhor on the left. Loch na Cairidh separates Scalpay from Skye, where the main single track road from Broadford can be seen following the coast. The A850 today follows a similar route through Dunan and Luib on Loch Ainort, but then continues up through the glen between Glamaig and Druim nan Cleochd. When this photograph was taken, and indeed up until fairly recently, the main road followed the shore line on the slopes of Meall Buidhe and Meall a' Mhaoil. Known as the Moll road, and described by Duncan Macpherson as "a great disfiguring scar", it is visible on the other side of Loch Ainort <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 />