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TITLE
Uig Bay, Skye
EXTERNAL ID
PC_PRISCUS_WCS6384
PLACENAME
Uig Bay
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Snizort
PERIOD
1890s
CREATOR
George Washington Wilson
SOURCE
Mark Butterworth - Priscus
ASSET ID
29618
KEYWORDS
Dunvegan
lochs
Snizort
waterfalls
basalt
anchorages
Uig
Skye
Thomas Pennant
Uig Bay, 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.

Crossing the country from Dunvegan in an easterly direction, you join the mainroad that skirts the shores of Loch Snizort leading to Uig, with its beautiful bay, which lies like a horse shoe, with a belt of brown shore and cultivated fields, and a mountain terrace for a background. On the north shore of Uig Bay is a high waterfall, and at the north headland of the bay is a basalt ridge, from which the deep green sward runs with a smooth slope to the sea. The anchorage in Uig Bay suffers from heavy seas in strong northwest winds. After seeing the iron bound coasts of Skye, the truth of Pennant's description of Uig will not be disputed. He speaks of it as "a fertile bottom laughing with corn!"

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Uig Bay, Skye

INVERNESS: Snizort

1890s

Dunvegan; lochs; Snizort; waterfalls; basalt; anchorages; Uig; Skye; Thomas Pennant

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 /> Crossing the country from Dunvegan in an easterly direction, you join the mainroad that skirts the shores of Loch Snizort leading to Uig, with its beautiful bay, which lies like a horse shoe, with a belt of brown shore and cultivated fields, and a mountain terrace for a background. On the north shore of Uig Bay is a high waterfall, and at the north headland of the bay is a basalt ridge, from which the deep green sward runs with a smooth slope to the sea. The anchorage in Uig Bay suffers from heavy seas in strong northwest winds. After seeing the iron bound coasts of Skye, the truth of Pennant's description of Uig will not be disputed. He speaks of it as "a fertile bottom laughing with corn!"