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TITLE
The Coolin Hills from Elgol, Skye
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_2237
PLACENAME
Elgol
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Strath
PERIOD
1930s; 1940s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
34134
KEYWORDS
landscape
mountains
coast
loch
tourists
rock formations
The Coolin Hills from Elgol, Skye

This classic view of the Cuillin hills from Elgol only gives a hint of the spectacular and often dramatic scenery which can be seen from this small village on the shores of Loch Scavaig. The winding road from Broadford, following lochs and climbing hills, finally reaches Elgol where a steep descent to the jetty and new car park allows the visitor to really appreciate the vista before them. Along the pebble beach, past the small primary school and the cottage close to the shore pictured, are the Jurassic limestone cliffs, around 150 million years old. Their surface is eroded by the sea and the weather to form a curious honey-comb pattern, contrasting with the jagged peaks of the Black Cuillin in the background

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The Coolin Hills from Elgol, Skye

INVERNESS: Strath

1930s; 1940s

landscape; mountains; coast; loch; tourists; rock formations

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This classic view of the Cuillin hills from Elgol only gives a hint of the spectacular and often dramatic scenery which can be seen from this small village on the shores of Loch Scavaig. The winding road from Broadford, following lochs and climbing hills, finally reaches Elgol where a steep descent to the jetty and new car park allows the visitor to really appreciate the vista before them. Along the pebble beach, past the small primary school and the cottage close to the shore pictured, are the Jurassic limestone cliffs, around 150 million years old. Their surface is eroded by the sea and the weather to form a curious honey-comb pattern, contrasting with the jagged peaks of the Black Cuillin in the background