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TITLE
The Cuillins from Elgol Beach, Elgol
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_2231
PLACENAME
Elgol
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Strath
PERIOD
1950s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
34128
KEYWORDS
landscape
mountains
coast
loch
tourists
Sir Walter Scott
JMW Turner
The Cuillins from Elgol Beach, Elgol

Many regard the view of the Cuillin from Elgol as the most stunning on Skye, and there is a lot of competition. Perhaps the drive on the tortuous mainly single track road from Broadford, and the steep descent to the shore, adds to the uniqueness of the location. Certainly this has been appreciated since the 19th century when the likes of Sir Walter Scott and J.M.W.Turner felt it worthwhile to travel to Elgol and cross Loch Scavaig to experience Loch Coruisk for themselves. The loch, accessible only on foot after a long trek or by boat from the beach pictured, is hidden amongst the peaks of the Cuillin.

Although postmarked in the 1950s, this image probably predates that, as it was produced by the Raphael Tuck and Sons company, based in London, which published a range of high quality material. Their company records were destroyed in an air-raid in 1940

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The Cuillins from Elgol Beach, Elgol

INVERNESS: Strath

1950s

landscape; mountains; coast; loch; tourists;Sir Walter Scott; JMW Turner

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

Many regard the view of the Cuillin from Elgol as the most stunning on Skye, and there is a lot of competition. Perhaps the drive on the tortuous mainly single track road from Broadford, and the steep descent to the shore, adds to the uniqueness of the location. Certainly this has been appreciated since the 19th century when the likes of Sir Walter Scott and J.M.W.Turner felt it worthwhile to travel to Elgol and cross Loch Scavaig to experience Loch Coruisk for themselves. The loch, accessible only on foot after a long trek or by boat from the beach pictured, is hidden amongst the peaks of the Cuillin.<br /> <br /> Although postmarked in the 1950s, this image probably predates that, as it was produced by the Raphael Tuck and Sons company, based in London, which published a range of high quality material. Their company records were destroyed in an air-raid in 1940