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Sheep at Loch Fada, Isle of Skye
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HCD_CARD_223
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Storr Lochs
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Portree
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Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
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13007
KEYWORDS
landscapes
hills
mountains
lochs
livestock
droving
Sheep at Loch Fada, Isle of Skye

The job of moving sheep is certainly an enjoyable task on this beautiful summer day. Sheep, with sizeable lambs following are likely being herded to waiting pens for clipping, shearing or transport to the sales. Taken in the 1950s, this scene is still relatively common on the Isle of Skye, with flocks of sheep stopping the traffic on the single track roads, to the great delight of tourists.

This photograph was taken looking north on the main road to Staffin on the Trotternish peninsula. To the north, Loch Fada joins the smaller Loch Leathan and both supply the water for the Storr Lochs Hydro Electric power station, which was commissioned in May 1952. Both lochs are well stocked with fish and the local angling club has boats to hire to anglers.

Rising above the loch is the Storr, the mass of jagged, contorted rock that at 2538 feet is the highest point of the Trotternish ridge. Below the cliffs is the Storr Sanctuary where stand a collection of extraordinary basalt pinnacles. Most prominent of all these, is the Old Man of Storr. This 165 foot high tower is both a land and sea mark, visible for miles around. This is one of the most photographed views on all of Skye. The climb to the Old Man and the surrounding area is well worth the effort, as the resulting panorama provides magnificent views to the mainland, the islands of Rona and Raasay and the Red Cuillins.


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Sheep at Loch Fada, Isle of Skye

INVERNESS: Portree

landscapes; hills; mountains; lochs; livestock; droving

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

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The job of moving sheep is certainly an enjoyable task on this beautiful summer day. Sheep, with sizeable lambs following are likely being herded to waiting pens for clipping, shearing or transport to the sales. Taken in the 1950s, this scene is still relatively common on the Isle of Skye, with flocks of sheep stopping the traffic on the single track roads, to the great delight of tourists.<br /> <br /> This photograph was taken looking north on the main road to Staffin on the Trotternish peninsula. To the north, Loch Fada joins the smaller Loch Leathan and both supply the water for the Storr Lochs Hydro Electric power station, which was commissioned in May 1952. Both lochs are well stocked with fish and the local angling club has boats to hire to anglers.<br /> <br /> Rising above the loch is the Storr, the mass of jagged, contorted rock that at 2538 feet is the highest point of the Trotternish ridge. Below the cliffs is the Storr Sanctuary where stand a collection of extraordinary basalt pinnacles. Most prominent of all these, is the Old Man of Storr. This 165 foot high tower is both a land and sea mark, visible for miles around. This is one of the most photographed views on all of Skye. The climb to the Old Man and the surrounding area is well worth the effort, as the resulting panorama provides magnificent views to the mainland, the islands of Rona and Raasay and the Red Cuillins. <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 />