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TITLE
Loch Scavaig Garsven and the Foot of Loch Coruisk, Skye
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_2305
PLACENAME
Loch Scavaig
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Strath
PERIOD
1920s; 1930s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
34205
KEYWORDS
loch
mountains
tourism
landscape
Loch Scavaig Garsven and the Foot of Loch Coruisk, Skye

This rather unusual view from the slopes above Loch Coruisk, shows very little of the famous loch itself. Instead, the camera faces south west into Loch Scavaig, past the tidal island of Eilean Reamhar (thick or fat island) and the headland Rubh' a' Gheodha Bhuidhe (promontory of the yellow creek), with Gars-Bheinn rising above it. The island of Soay lies in the background, with Rum just visible on the horizon. Visitors unable or unwilling to make the long trek to Coruisk are transported by boat from Elgol across Loch Scavaig to a landing spot about a quarter of a mile from Coruisk. The River Scavaig can be seen leaving the southern shore of Loch Coruisk to make its way across the eroded rock sill and the short distance to the sea

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Loch Scavaig Garsven and the Foot of Loch Coruisk, Skye

INVERNESS: Strath

1920s; 1930s

loch; mountains; tourism; landscape

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This rather unusual view from the slopes above Loch Coruisk, shows very little of the famous loch itself. Instead, the camera faces south west into Loch Scavaig, past the tidal island of Eilean Reamhar (thick or fat island) and the headland Rubh' a' Gheodha Bhuidhe (promontory of the yellow creek), with Gars-Bheinn rising above it. The island of Soay lies in the background, with Rum just visible on the horizon. Visitors unable or unwilling to make the long trek to Coruisk are transported by boat from Elgol across Loch Scavaig to a landing spot about a quarter of a mile from Coruisk. The River Scavaig can be seen leaving the southern shore of Loch Coruisk to make its way across the eroded rock sill and the short distance to the sea