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TITLE
The Old Man of Storr, Skye
EXTERNAL ID
PC_TAYLOR_SKYE2009_17
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
30122
KEYWORDS
Old Man of Storr
basalt
landscape
The Old Man of Storr, Skye

This 49m (165ft) pinnacle of basalt rock, known as the Old Man of Storr, features in many photographs, although most are taken from a distance on the Portree to Staffin road rather than from the path close to the base. The pillar and the bizarre landscape around it are the result of colossal landslips from the lava hills of The Storr itself.

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The Old Man of Storr, Skye

INVERNESS: Portree

2000s

Old Man of Storr; basalt; landscape

Andrew Taylor

This 49m (165ft) pinnacle of basalt rock, known as the Old Man of Storr, features in many photographs, although most are taken from a distance on the Portree to Staffin road rather than from the path close to the base. The pillar and the bizarre landscape around it are the result of colossal landslips from the lava hills of The Storr itself.