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TITLE
Loch Assynt & Quinag from Lochinver to Lairg Road
EXTERNAL ID
PC_PWG_POSTCARDS_022
PLACENAME
Lochinver
DISTRICT
Assynt
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
SUTHERLAND: Assynt
PERIOD
1940s; 1950s
SOURCE
PFW Grant
ASSET ID
29682
KEYWORDS
postcards
lochs
hill walking
Loch Assynt & Quinag from Lochinver to Lairg Road

This postcard shows Loch Assynt and Quinag from the Lochinver - Lairg road in northwest Sutherlandshire. Quinag is one of the great mountain massifs of the Assynt area. It has three distinctive ridges forming a 'y' shaped range with the peaks of Sail Ghardh (808m) and Sail Gorm (776m) in the north, and Spidean Coinich (764m) in the south. The eastern flanks of Quinag are capped by a thin layer of Cambrian quartzite while the remainder of the range consists of Torridonian sandstone, resting on Lewisian gneiss. The area is therefore an excellent place to appreciate the geology of the western Highlands. The dramatic scenery also makes it a popular destination for hill walkers

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Loch Assynt & Quinag from Lochinver to Lairg Road

SUTHERLAND: Assynt

1940s; 1950s

postcards; lochs; hill walking

PFW Grant

This postcard shows Loch Assynt and Quinag from the Lochinver - Lairg road in northwest Sutherlandshire. Quinag is one of the great mountain massifs of the Assynt area. It has three distinctive ridges forming a 'y' shaped range with the peaks of Sail Ghardh (808m) and Sail Gorm (776m) in the north, and Spidean Coinich (764m) in the south. The eastern flanks of Quinag are capped by a thin layer of Cambrian quartzite while the remainder of the range consists of Torridonian sandstone, resting on Lewisian gneiss. The area is therefore an excellent place to appreciate the geology of the western Highlands. The dramatic scenery also makes it a popular destination for hill walkers