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Arkle and Ben Stack from Kinlochbervie
EXTERNAL ID
PC_JMSTRACHAN_136
PLACENAME
Kinlochbervie
DISTRICT
Eddrachillis and Durness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
SUTHERLAND: Eddrachillis
CREATOR
JM Strachan
SOURCE
J I R Martin
ASSET ID
28985
KEYWORDS
arkle
ben stack
kinlochbervie
robin cook
Arkle and Ben Stack from Kinlochbervie

Arkle is a mountain in Scotland, situated in the far north-west corner of the Scottish Highlands. Like many of the monolithic mountains that surround it, the mountain is made up of quartzite on a bed of Lewisian gneiss. The quartzite, being tougher, resisted erosion of the surrounding gneiss.

Ben Stack is a mountain in the county of Sutherland. It is 721 metres (2365 feet) high. It is located southeast of Laxford Bridge and northwest of Loch More and the town of Lairg, along the A838 road, and just west of Loch Stack across the A838.

On 6 August 2005 former U.K. Foreign Secretary Robin Cook died after collapsing with a heart attack while climbing Ben Stack.

Kinlochbervie (Scottish Gaelic: Ceann Loch Biorbhaidh) is a harbour village in the north west of Sutherland, in the Highland region of Scotland. In 2001 the population was 480.

The majority of local industry is based upon the fishing industry. Although the fleet of ships actually based in Kinlochbervie is rather small, many ships from the East coast of Scotland land their catches in Kinlochbervie.

The dominant feature of the town is the large fish handling depot. From here catches are loaded onto large refrigerated trucks for transport by road throughout Europe. The importance of this link to the outside world to the local economy means that Kinlochbervie has surprisingly good road links, given its remote location and rugged local geography.

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Arkle and Ben Stack from Kinlochbervie

SUTHERLAND: Eddrachillis

arkle; ben stack; kinlochbervie; robin cook

J I R Martin

Arkle is a mountain in Scotland, situated in the far north-west corner of the Scottish Highlands. Like many of the monolithic mountains that surround it, the mountain is made up of quartzite on a bed of Lewisian gneiss. The quartzite, being tougher, resisted erosion of the surrounding gneiss.<br /> <br /> Ben Stack is a mountain in the county of Sutherland. It is 721 metres (2365 feet) high. It is located southeast of Laxford Bridge and northwest of Loch More and the town of Lairg, along the A838 road, and just west of Loch Stack across the A838.<br /> <br /> On 6 August 2005 former U.K. Foreign Secretary Robin Cook died after collapsing with a heart attack while climbing Ben Stack.<br /> <br /> Kinlochbervie (Scottish Gaelic: Ceann Loch Biorbhaidh) is a harbour village in the north west of Sutherland, in the Highland region of Scotland. In 2001 the population was 480.<br /> <br /> The majority of local industry is based upon the fishing industry. Although the fleet of ships actually based in Kinlochbervie is rather small, many ships from the East coast of Scotland land their catches in Kinlochbervie.<br /> <br /> The dominant feature of the town is the large fish handling depot. From here catches are loaded onto large refrigerated trucks for transport by road throughout Europe. The importance of this link to the outside world to the local economy means that Kinlochbervie has surprisingly good road links, given its remote location and rugged local geography.