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TITLE
Eye sketch of the Cuillin Hills
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_180_P019
PLACENAME
Cuillin Hills
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Strath
DATE OF IMAGE
1854
PERIOD
1850s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31003
KEYWORDS
hills
drawings
sketches
maps
zoomable

A sketch of a bird's eye view of the Cuillin Hills, a range of mountains in the south of Skye. The Cuillin are thought to be named after Cu Chulainn, the legendary Irish hunter who came to Skye from Ireland in two strides. The Cuillin are made up of the Black Cuillin with the lower Red Cuillin to the east.

The mountain range has eleven Munros (Scottish mountains over 3000ft) and nine Munro tops (peaks over 3000ft but not classed as separate mountains.) The highest mountain is Sgurr Alasdair at 3255ft.

This illustration was taken from 'Guide to the Island of Skye' by Adam and Charles Black

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Eye sketch of the Cuillin Hills

INVERNESS: Strath

1850s

hills; drawings; sketches; maps; zoomable

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (maps)

A sketch of a bird's eye view of the Cuillin Hills, a range of mountains in the south of Skye. The Cuillin are thought to be named after Cu Chulainn, the legendary Irish hunter who came to Skye from Ireland in two strides. The Cuillin are made up of the Black Cuillin with the lower Red Cuillin to the east.<br /> <br /> The mountain range has eleven Munros (Scottish mountains over 3000ft) and nine Munro tops (peaks over 3000ft but not classed as separate mountains.) The highest mountain is Sgurr Alasdair at 3255ft.<br /> <br /> This illustration was taken from 'Guide to the Island of Skye' by Adam and Charles Black