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The Five Sisters and Loch Duich from Auchtertyre Hill

This postcard shows the mountain peaks known as 'The Five Sisters' and Loch Duich, from Auchtertyre Hill in Wester Ross. The mountains rise above Glen Shiel at the head of Loch Duich and are called Sgurr na Mòraich (876m), Sgurr nan Saighead (929m), Sgurr Fhuaran (1068m), Sgurr na Carnach (1002m) and Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe (1027m).

Legend relates that two Irish Princes washed ashore during a storm, fell in love with two of the seven daughters of the King of Kintail. Having promised to send their five brothers for the remaining sisters, the Princes married the two youngest Princesses and returned to Ireland. The five sisters waited in vain, and eventually asked the Grey Magician of Coire Dhunnaid to extend their vigil beyond life itself, whereupon he turned them into mountains

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The Five Sisters and Loch Duich from Auchtertyre Hill

ROSS: Lochalsh

1950s

postcards; Five Sisters; legend; folklore; Grey Magician of Coire Dhunnaid; Glen Shiel; Sgurr Moraich; Sgurr nan Saighread; Sgurr Phuaran; Sgurr na Carnach; Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe; munros; mountains

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This postcard shows the mountain peaks known as 'The Five Sisters' and Loch Duich, from Auchtertyre Hill in Wester Ross. The mountains rise above Glen Shiel at the head of Loch Duich and are called Sgurr na Mòraich (876m), Sgurr nan Saighead (929m), Sgurr Fhuaran (1068m), Sgurr na Carnach (1002m) and Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe (1027m).<br /> <br /> Legend relates that two Irish Princes washed ashore during a storm, fell in love with two of the seven daughters of the King of Kintail. Having promised to send their five brothers for the remaining sisters, the Princes married the two youngest Princesses and returned to Ireland. The five sisters waited in vain, and eventually asked the Grey Magician of Coire Dhunnaid to extend their vigil beyond life itself, whereupon he turned them into mountains