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TITLE
Lochinver to Lairg road
EXTERNAL ID
PC_GHENDRY_055
PLACENAME
Lochinver
DISTRICT
Assynt
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
SUTHERLAND: Assynt
SOURCE
George Hendry
ASSET ID
22599
KEYWORDS
Lochinver to Lairg road

This photograph shows a view along the A827, the Lochinver to Lairg Road. The Lochinver region of west Sutherland is known for its beautiful and rugged scenery and its remoteness. As with many of the other settlements on the north-west coast, the area was primarily settled by crofters in the wake of the Clearances, during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century. These internal immigrants were largely relocated crofters, given small allotments on the west coast, and supplemented their income by fishing.

The region is home to Suilven, one of Highlands most distinctive mountains. Suilven is composed of Torridonian red sandstone, and consists of two peaks: Meall Meadhonach, 723 m (2410 feet); and Caisteal Liath, 731 m (2440 feet). The mountain is a popular destination for hikers.

The region also attracts other visitors participating in outdoor pursuits, including angling and stalking.

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Lochinver to Lairg road

SUTHERLAND: Assynt

George Hendry

This photograph shows a view along the A827, the Lochinver to Lairg Road. The Lochinver region of west Sutherland is known for its beautiful and rugged scenery and its remoteness. As with many of the other settlements on the north-west coast, the area was primarily settled by crofters in the wake of the Clearances, during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century. These internal immigrants were largely relocated crofters, given small allotments on the west coast, and supplemented their income by fishing. <br /> <br /> The region is home to Suilven, one of Highlands most distinctive mountains. Suilven is composed of Torridonian red sandstone, and consists of two peaks: Meall Meadhonach, 723 m (2410 feet); and Caisteal Liath, 731 m (2440 feet). The mountain is a popular destination for hikers. <br /> <br /> The region also attracts other visitors participating in outdoor pursuits, including angling and stalking.