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TITLE
"Macleod's Maidens", Skye
EXTERNAL ID
PC_PRISCUS_WCS6381
PLACENAME
Macleod's Maidens
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Duirinish
PERIOD
1890s
CREATOR
George Washington Wilson
SOURCE
Mark Butterworth - Priscus
ASSET ID
29614
KEYWORDS
cliffs
coasts
Talisker
Skye
rocks
women
"Macleod's Maidens", 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.

The coast line, westward, is very rugged and the cliffs of Talisker Head are the highest on the coast of Skye rising perpendicularly from the sea.

Further west are "Macleod's Maidens", three remarkable rocky spires rising sheer out of the water, shaped like women, around whose feet the foamy wreaths are continually forming, fleeting, and disappearing. Formerly there were four, but the farthest out maiden has succumbed to the continuous action of the waves. They are pointed out by the natives as the mother and her two daughters.

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"Macleod's Maidens", Skye

INVERNESS: Duirinish

1890s

cliffs; coasts; Talisker; Skye; rocks; women

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 /> The coast line, westward, is very rugged and the cliffs of Talisker Head are the highest on the coast of Skye rising perpendicularly from the sea.<br /> <br /> Further west are "Macleod's Maidens", three remarkable rocky spires rising sheer out of the water, shaped like women, around whose feet the foamy wreaths are continually forming, fleeting, and disappearing. Formerly there were four, but the farthest out maiden has succumbed to the continuous action of the waves. They are pointed out by the natives as the mother and her two daughters.