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TITLE
Suilven, Assynt
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_287_P099
PLACENAME
Suilven
DISTRICT
Assynt
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
SUTHERLAND: Assynt
DATE OF IMAGE
1890
PERIOD
1890s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31071
KEYWORDS
mountains
hills
Suilven
peaks
walls
Suilven, Assynt

Suilven is a twin-peaked mountain about 5 miles south-east of Lochinver. The name comes from the Norse for 'Pillar Mountain'. The higher, western, summit, also known as Caisteal Liath, is 2398ft (731m) high. The lower, more pointed peak is 2372ft (723m) high.

One of Suilven's more unusual features is a dry stone wall built across the line of the ridge, serving no apparent purpose.

This illustration is taken from 'Scenes and Stories from the North of Scotland' by John Sinclair

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Suilven, Assynt

SUTHERLAND: Assynt

1890s

mountains; hills; Suilven; peaks; walls

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

Suilven is a twin-peaked mountain about 5 miles south-east of Lochinver. The name comes from the Norse for 'Pillar Mountain'. The higher, western, summit, also known as Caisteal Liath, is 2398ft (731m) high. The lower, more pointed peak is 2372ft (723m) high.<br /> <br /> One of Suilven's more unusual features is a dry stone wall built across the line of the ridge, serving no apparent purpose.<br /> <br /> This illustration is taken from 'Scenes and Stories from the North of Scotland' by John Sinclair