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TITLE
Macpherson family in Torrin
EXTERNAL ID
HCD00726
PLACENAME
Torrin
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Strath
PERIOD
1940s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
12433
KEYWORDS
mountain
Blaven
Bla Bheinn
Cuillin
Torrin
township
Macpherson family
Skye marble
Macpherson family in Torrin

Torrin is a township on the western side of south Skye, on the road to Elgol from Broadford. It sits at the base of Beinn Dearg looking across Loch Slapin to Blà Bheinn (Blaven, 928m). The distinctive serrated outline of Blà Bheinn, seen here in the background, has been described as one of the most beautiful ridges in Scotland, and as such attracts climbers and walkers from all over the world. Duncan Macpherson, the Kyle pharmacist and photographer, often brought friends and family visitors over to Skye for day trips, and the road to Elgol, through Torrin, is certainly an attractive and dramatic one. Torrin was once well known for the Skye Marble which was quarried nearby at Cille Chriosd, providing marble for Armadale Castle,and, it is said, Iona Abbey. The gleaming white driveways to homes in the area are evidence of its use in modern times


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Macpherson family in Torrin

INVERNESS: Strath

1940s

mountain; Blaven; Bla Bheinn; Cuillin; Torrin; township; Macpherson family; Skye marble

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

Torrin is a township on the western side of south Skye, on the road to Elgol from Broadford. It sits at the base of Beinn Dearg looking across Loch Slapin to Blà Bheinn (Blaven, 928m). The distinctive serrated outline of Blà Bheinn, seen here in the background, has been described as one of the most beautiful ridges in Scotland, and as such attracts climbers and walkers from all over the world. Duncan Macpherson, the Kyle pharmacist and photographer, often brought friends and family visitors over to Skye for day trips, and the road to Elgol, through Torrin, is certainly an attractive and dramatic one. Torrin was once well known for the Skye Marble which was quarried nearby at Cille Chriosd, providing marble for Armadale Castle,and, it is said, Iona Abbey. The gleaming white driveways to homes in the area are evidence of its use in modern times <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 />