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TITLE
Quinag from Loch Assynt
EXTERNAL ID
PC_JMSTRACHAN_018
PLACENAME
Quinag
DISTRICT
Eddrachillis and Durness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
SUTHERLAND: Eddrachillis
CREATOR
JM Strachan
SOURCE
J I R Martin
ASSET ID
28875
KEYWORDS
mountains
hills
hill walking
landscapes
estates
Quinag from Loch Assynt

Quinag is a mountain massif found in Assynt, Sutherland. It has three distinct Corbett peaks (Scottish mountains between 2500ft and 3000ft with a drop of at least 500ft on all sides) along its Y-shaped ridge. At 808m (2651ft), Sail Gharbh is the highest of these, followed by Sail Gorm (776m/2546ft) and Spidean Coinich (764m/2506ft). Geologically Quinag is made up of Torridonian sandstone on Lewisian gneiss with a thin layer of Cambrian quartzite. The name Quinag is an Anglicisation of the Gaelic 'cuinneag' meaning a milking pail, on account of the mountain's shape.

The 8400 acre Quinag estate was purchased by the John Muir Trust in 2005.

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Quinag from Loch Assynt

SUTHERLAND: Eddrachillis

mountains; hills; hill walking; landscapes; estates

J I R Martin

Quinag is a mountain massif found in Assynt, Sutherland. It has three distinct Corbett peaks (Scottish mountains between 2500ft and 3000ft with a drop of at least 500ft on all sides) along its Y-shaped ridge. At 808m (2651ft), Sail Gharbh is the highest of these, followed by Sail Gorm (776m/2546ft) and Spidean Coinich (764m/2506ft). Geologically Quinag is made up of Torridonian sandstone on Lewisian gneiss with a thin layer of Cambrian quartzite. The name Quinag is an Anglicisation of the Gaelic 'cuinneag' meaning a milking pail, on account of the mountain's shape.<br /> <br /> The 8400 acre Quinag estate was purchased by the John Muir Trust in 2005.