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TITLE
Suilven from the Lochinver Road, Assynt
EXTERNAL ID
PC_PWG_POSTCARDS_021
PLACENAME
Lochinver
DISTRICT
Assynt
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
SUTHERLAND: Assynt
PERIOD
1940s; 1950s
SOURCE
PFW Grant
ASSET ID
29681
KEYWORDS
postcards
mountains
geology
Suilven from the Lochinver Road, Assynt

This postcard shows Suilven as seen from the Lochinver Road, in the Assynt district of Sutherland. The name comes from the Norse for 'Pillar Mountain'. The twin peaks of Suilven are made up of Torridonian sandstone resting on a base of Lewisian gneiss. The higher, western, summit, also known as Caisteal Liath, is 2398ft (731m) high. The lower, more pointed peak is 2372ft (723m) high

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Suilven from the Lochinver Road, Assynt

SUTHERLAND: Assynt

1940s; 1950s

postcards; mountains; geology

PFW Grant

This postcard shows Suilven as seen from the Lochinver Road, in the Assynt district of Sutherland. The name comes from the Norse for 'Pillar Mountain'. The twin peaks of Suilven are made up of Torridonian sandstone resting on a base of Lewisian gneiss. The higher, western, summit, also known as Caisteal Liath, is 2398ft (731m) high. The lower, more pointed peak is 2372ft (723m) high