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TITLE
Mountain and Mist. Isle of Skye
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_2357
PLACENAME
Torrin
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Strath
PERIOD
1930s; 1940s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
34262
KEYWORDS
mountains
legend
Mountain and Mist. Isle of Skye

Skye is not called the "Misty Isle" for nothing, and this is a typical scene, with mist swirling around the mountain peaks. The photograph was probably taken from close to the head of Loch Slapin, looking north west towards Garbh Bheinn (806m) hidden in the mist to the left. Sgurr nan Each (720m) is central with the lower slopes of Belig (702m) on the right, forming a saddle between. This pass, Bealach na Beiste, has a legend attached to it. The "Beast" in the title comes from the legendary water horse which was said to inhabit Loch Sguabaidh at the foot of Belig. This creature chased attractive girls, but was finally killed by a Mackinnon of Strath at the bealach. Any girl escaping the beast was renowned thereafter for her beauty

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Mountain and Mist. Isle of Skye

INVERNESS: Strath

1930s; 1940s

mountains; legend

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

Skye is not called the "Misty Isle" for nothing, and this is a typical scene, with mist swirling around the mountain peaks. The photograph was probably taken from close to the head of Loch Slapin, looking north west towards Garbh Bheinn (806m) hidden in the mist to the left. Sgurr nan Each (720m) is central with the lower slopes of Belig (702m) on the right, forming a saddle between. This pass, Bealach na Beiste, has a legend attached to it. The "Beast" in the title comes from the legendary water horse which was said to inhabit Loch Sguabaidh at the foot of Belig. This creature chased attractive girls, but was finally killed by a Mackinnon of Strath at the bealach. Any girl escaping the beast was renowned thereafter for her beauty