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TITLE
Bending Pillars in Staffa
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_350_P221
PLACENAME
Staffa
DISTRICT
Mull
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Kilninian and Kilmore
DATE OF IMAGE
1800
PERIOD
1800s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31116
KEYWORDS
Fingal's Cave
Staffa
basalt
caves
islands
Mendelssohn
National Trust for Scotland
pillars
columns
Bending Pillars in Staffa

Staffa means 'pillar island' and is well known for its basalt column formations. Some of the pillars form a rough stair to the top of the island and give a bending perspective.

Staffa is now owned by the National Trust for Scotland. The basalt columns have created many unique coastal features, including Fingal's Cave.

Fingal's Cave has been a source of inspiration to many artists and composers, including Felix Mendelssohn who was inspired to write his 'Hebrides Overture'.

This illustration was taken from T. Garnett's 'Observations on a tour through the Highlands'

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Bending Pillars in Staffa

ARGYLL: Kilninian and Kilmore

1800s

Fingal's Cave; Staffa; basalt; caves; islands; Mendelssohn; National Trust for Scotland; pillars; columns

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

Staffa means 'pillar island' and is well known for its basalt column formations. Some of the pillars form a rough stair to the top of the island and give a bending perspective.<br /> <br /> Staffa is now owned by the National Trust for Scotland. The basalt columns have created many unique coastal features, including Fingal's Cave.<br /> <br /> Fingal's Cave has been a source of inspiration to many artists and composers, including Felix Mendelssohn who was inspired to write his 'Hebrides Overture'.<br /> <br /> This illustration was taken from T. Garnett's 'Observations on a tour through the Highlands'