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TITLE
Staffin Bay and Quiraing, Skye
EXTERNAL ID
HCD_CARD_145
PLACENAME
Staffin
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Kilmuir
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
12938
KEYWORDS
settlements
townships
thatched buildings
Staffin Bay and Quiraing, Skye

Staffin has one of the most beautiful bays on the Isle of Skye. The narrow, single track road runs through the townships of Clachan, Stenscholl, Brogaig and Glasphein encircling Staffin Bay. These old stone houses in Clachan, with thatched or corrugated iron roofs have been replaced with more modern housing and the main road has been upgraded.

Staffin has a good agricultural base with large, cleared fields sweeping down to the shoreline. For most of this part of Skye, croft land has passed down through the generations and the agricultural economy and the Gaelic language have survived much better here than in many parts of the island.

Presenting a contrasting backdrop to the soft beauty of the bay, is the rugged, imposing area called the Quiraing, the cliff and rock formation created by volcanic activity, ice, water and erosion. Unusual rock shapes have been called The Needle, the Prison and the Table.


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Staffin Bay and Quiraing, Skye

INVERNESS: Kilmuir

settlements; townships; thatched buildings

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Dualchas Postcards

Staffin has one of the most beautiful bays on the Isle of Skye. The narrow, single track road runs through the townships of Clachan, Stenscholl, Brogaig and Glasphein encircling Staffin Bay. These old stone houses in Clachan, with thatched or corrugated iron roofs have been replaced with more modern housing and the main road has been upgraded.<br /> <br /> Staffin has a good agricultural base with large, cleared fields sweeping down to the shoreline. For most of this part of Skye, croft land has passed down through the generations and the agricultural economy and the Gaelic language have survived much better here than in many parts of the island.<br /> <br /> Presenting a contrasting backdrop to the soft beauty of the bay, is the rugged, imposing area called the Quiraing, the cliff and rock formation created by volcanic activity, ice, water and erosion. Unusual rock shapes have been called The Needle, the Prison and the Table. <br /> <br /> <br /> This image may be available to purchase.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href= "mailto: skyeandlochalsh.archives@highlifehighland.com" >Skye and Lochalsh Archives</a><br />