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TITLE
Loch Duich and the Five Sisters of Kintail
EXTERNAL ID
HC_PLANNING_01_113_2038
PLACENAME
Letterfearn
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
PERIOD
1970s
CREATOR
T. Kenneth MacKenzie
SOURCE
The Highland Council Planning Department
ASSET ID
14171
KEYWORDS
mountain
climbing
loch
Loch Duich and the Five Sisters of Kintail

These mountains reflected in Loch Duich tower above Glen Shiel and are known as the Five Sisters of Kintail. Legend relates that two Irish Princes washed ashore during a storm, fell in love with two of the seven daughters of the King of Kintail. Having promised to send their five brothers for the remaining sisters, the Princes married the two youngest Princesses and returned to Ireland. The five sisters waited in vain, and eventually asked the 'Grey Magician of Coire Dhunnaid' to extend their vigil, beyond life itself, whereupon he turned them into mountains.

The photograph was probably taken from Letterfearn on the Ratagan side of Loch Duich. From the left, the peaks are called Sgurr Moraich (876m), Sgurr nan Saighead (929m), Sgurr Phuaran (1068m), Sgurr na Carnach (1002m) and Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe (1027m). The smaller peak closer to the loch is Sgurr an t-Seacraich (576m).

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Loch Duich and the Five Sisters of Kintail

ROSS: Lochalsh

1970s

mountain; climbing; loch

The Highland Council Planning Department

The Highland Council Planning Dept

These mountains reflected in Loch Duich tower above Glen Shiel and are known as the Five Sisters of Kintail. Legend relates that two Irish Princes washed ashore during a storm, fell in love with two of the seven daughters of the King of Kintail. Having promised to send their five brothers for the remaining sisters, the Princes married the two youngest Princesses and returned to Ireland. The five sisters waited in vain, and eventually asked the 'Grey Magician of Coire Dhunnaid' to extend their vigil, beyond life itself, whereupon he turned them into mountains. <br /> <br /> The photograph was probably taken from Letterfearn on the Ratagan side of Loch Duich. From the left, the peaks are called Sgurr Moraich (876m), Sgurr nan Saighead (929m), Sgurr Phuaran (1068m), Sgurr na Carnach (1002m) and Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe (1027m). The smaller peak closer to the loch is Sgurr an t-Seacraich (576m).