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TITLE
The Storr
EXTERNAL ID
PC_TAYLOR_SKYE2009_16
PLACENAME
Storr Lochs
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Portree
DATE OF IMAGE
14 August 2009
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Andrew Taylor
SOURCE
Andrew Taylor
ASSET ID
30121
KEYWORDS
Storr
Skye
mountain
Trotternish
The Storr

The Storr, at 719m, is the highest point on the Trotternish escarpment of north Skye. The name derives from the old Norse word 'stòrr' meaning 'great' or 'big'. The area shown in the photograph is part of the Storr landslide and is among the most spectacular landforms in Britain. The entire southeast face of the mountain collapsed to produce a huge hollow, Coire Faoin, bounded on the south west and north west by sheer basalt cliffs, with areas of ridges, pinnacles, canyons and blocks of rock creating a strange and fascinating landscape. The geology of the area has been described many times elsewhere.

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The Storr

INVERNESS: Portree

2000s

Storr; Skye; mountain; Trotternish

Andrew Taylor

The Storr, at 719m, is the highest point on the Trotternish escarpment of north Skye. The name derives from the old Norse word 'stòrr' meaning 'great' or 'big'. The area shown in the photograph is part of the Storr landslide and is among the most spectacular landforms in Britain. The entire southeast face of the mountain collapsed to produce a huge hollow, Coire Faoin, bounded on the south west and north west by sheer basalt cliffs, with areas of ridges, pinnacles, canyons and blocks of rock creating a strange and fascinating landscape. The geology of the area has been described many times elsewhere.