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TITLE
Sligachan and Sgurr nan Gillean, Skye
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0102
PLACENAME
Sligachan
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Bracadale
PERIOD
1930s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31991
KEYWORDS
hotels
climbers
climber
climbing
mountains
mountain
inns
inn
Cuillin Hills
Black Cuillin Ridge
rivers
bridges
bridge
postcards
Sligachan and Sgurr nan Gillean, Skye

This postcard shows a view of Sligachan, with Sgurr nan Gillean in the background. In the foreground is the River Sligachan and to the left is Sligachan Bridge. The well known Sligachan Hotel can be seen in the centre of the postcard.

Sligachan originally existed half a mile closer to the head of Loch Sligachan, on the site of a natural ford. It is from this that the place takes its name 'Sligachan', meaning 'small shells' in the Gaelic language.

Sligachan Hotel was built around 1830, with extensions added at a later date. Situated at the head of Loch Sligachan, on the main route through Skye, the hotel has long been a base for walkers and climbers. Many of the famous pioneers of the Cuillin Hills are said to have used the hotel, including the Pilkington Brothers and Sheriff Nicolson.

Sgurr nan Gillean, the most northern peak of the Black Cuillin Ridge, sits behind Sligachan Hotel

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Sligachan and Sgurr nan Gillean, Skye

INVERNESS: Bracadale

1930s

hotels; climbers; climber; climbing; mountains; mountain; inns; inn; Cuillin Hills; Black Cuillin Ridge; rivers; bridges; bridge; postcards

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows a view of Sligachan, with Sgurr nan Gillean in the background. In the foreground is the River Sligachan and to the left is Sligachan Bridge. The well known Sligachan Hotel can be seen in the centre of the postcard.<br /> <br /> Sligachan originally existed half a mile closer to the head of Loch Sligachan, on the site of a natural ford. It is from this that the place takes its name 'Sligachan', meaning 'small shells' in the Gaelic language.<br /> <br /> Sligachan Hotel was built around 1830, with extensions added at a later date. Situated at the head of Loch Sligachan, on the main route through Skye, the hotel has long been a base for walkers and climbers. Many of the famous pioneers of the Cuillin Hills are said to have used the hotel, including the Pilkington Brothers and Sheriff Nicolson.<br /> <br /> Sgurr nan Gillean, the most northern peak of the Black Cuillin Ridge, sits behind Sligachan Hotel