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TITLE
Nestling in a Cradle of Majestic Mountains, Loch Coruisk, Skye
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_2316
PLACENAME
Loch Coruisk
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Strath
PERIOD
1940s; 1950s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
34216
KEYWORDS
loch
mountains
tourism
landscape
Nestling in a Cradle of Majestic Mountains, Loch Coruisk, Skye

This is a classic view of the Cuillin ridge on Skye taken from the shores of Loch Coruisk. The Cuillin are often referred to as the crowning glory of British mountains, and if that is the case, then Coruisk must surely by the jewel in the crown. Tourists have been making their way to this remote spot since the early 19th century, encouraged by the writing of Sir Walter Scott and John MacCulloch who both visited in 1814, and later by the work of artists such as William Daniell and J.M.W. Turner. The dramatic setting, difficulty of access and a landscape ranging from sea level to mountain top, ensures a continuing appeal.
Sgurr Dubh Mor rises to the left, with the main Cuillin ridge in the centre and Druim nan Ramh on the right

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Nestling in a Cradle of Majestic Mountains, Loch Coruisk, Skye

INVERNESS: Strath

1940s; 1950s

loch; mountains; tourism; landscape

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This is a classic view of the Cuillin ridge on Skye taken from the shores of Loch Coruisk. The Cuillin are often referred to as the crowning glory of British mountains, and if that is the case, then Coruisk must surely by the jewel in the crown. Tourists have been making their way to this remote spot since the early 19th century, encouraged by the writing of Sir Walter Scott and John MacCulloch who both visited in 1814, and later by the work of artists such as William Daniell and J.M.W. Turner. The dramatic setting, difficulty of access and a landscape ranging from sea level to mountain top, ensures a continuing appeal. <br /> Sgurr Dubh Mor rises to the left, with the main Cuillin ridge in the centre and Druim nan Ramh on the right