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TITLE
Morven and Scaraben
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_352_FM_P005
PLACENAME
Morven and Scaraben
DISTRICT
Southern
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
CAITHNESS: Latheron
DATE OF IMAGE
1780
PERIOD
1780s
CREATOR
C Cordiner
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31182
KEYWORDS
hills
mountains
hill walking
sports
Morven and Scaraben

The mountains of Scaraben and Morven are found in Caithness. Scaraben rises from the Langwell Forest to a height of 2053ft (626m). It is a long quartzite ridge with three distinct summits. Morven is the highest point in Caithness at 2316ft (706m). Because of its isolated position it can easily be seen as far away as the Moray Firth and on a clear day Orkney can be seen from the top.

This illustration was taken from 'Antiquities and Scenery of the North of Scotland, in a series of letters to Thomas Pennant Esq', by Rev Charles Cordiner, Minister of St Andrew's Chapel, Banff (1780)

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Morven and Scaraben

CAITHNESS: Latheron

1780s

hills; mountains; hill walking; sports

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

The mountains of Scaraben and Morven are found in Caithness. Scaraben rises from the Langwell Forest to a height of 2053ft (626m). It is a long quartzite ridge with three distinct summits. Morven is the highest point in Caithness at 2316ft (706m). Because of its isolated position it can easily be seen as far away as the Moray Firth and on a clear day Orkney can be seen from the top.<br /> <br /> This illustration was taken from 'Antiquities and Scenery of the North of Scotland, in a series of letters to Thomas Pennant Esq', by Rev Charles Cordiner, Minister of St Andrew's Chapel, Banff (1780)