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TITLE
Loch Scavaig, Skye
EXTERNAL ID
PC_PRISCUS_WCS6380
PLACENAME
Loch Scavaig
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS
PERIOD
1890s
CREATOR
George Washington Wilson
SOURCE
Mark Butterworth - Priscus
ASSET ID
29613
KEYWORDS
Skye
lochs
Rum
Rhum
Coolin
Coolins
Cuillin
Cuillins
Garsven
Gars-bleinn
Sgurr-nan-Gillean
Loch Scavaig, Skye

This photograph was taken by Scottish photographer George Washington Wilson (1823-93) and was used to illustrate talks he gave on Highland history. The following description is taken from Washington Wilson's own lecture notes.

Loch Scavaig, sparkling beautifully in the afternoon sun; while the sharp hills of Rum stand out boldly where sky and sea appear to meet. When the top is reached the view of the whole Coolin range is very grand. Rising from the western shore of Loch Scavaig is Garsven, and from this peak, towards the north-east rise peak after peak of every variety of form and name till from the northern shore of the last hill runs the picturesque crest of the Scuir-na-gillean rising into a remarkable pinnacle of 3,220 feet, this ends the range of the black Coolins.

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Loch Scavaig, Skye

INVERNESS

1890s

Skye; lochs; Rum; Rhum; Coolin; Coolins; Cuillin; Cuillins; Garsven; Gars-bleinn; Sgurr-nan-Gillean

Mark Butterworth - Priscus

Imaging the Past

This photograph was taken by Scottish photographer George Washington Wilson (1823-93) and was used to illustrate talks he gave on Highland history. The following description is taken from Washington Wilson's own lecture notes.<br /> <br /> Loch Scavaig, sparkling beautifully in the afternoon sun; while the sharp hills of Rum stand out boldly where sky and sea appear to meet. When the top is reached the view of the whole Coolin range is very grand. Rising from the western shore of Loch Scavaig is Garsven, and from this peak, towards the north-east rise peak after peak of every variety of form and name till from the northern shore of the last hill runs the picturesque crest of the Scuir-na-gillean rising into a remarkable pinnacle of 3,220 feet, this ends the range of the black Coolins.