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TITLE
The Cuillin from Loch Scavaig, Skye
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_2362
PLACENAME
Loch Scavaig
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Strath
PERIOD
1930s; 1940s
CREATOR
J Valentine & Co.
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
34267
KEYWORDS
mountains
loch
Loch na Cuilce
Cuillin
Loch Scavaig
Walter Scott
JMW Turner
The Cuillin from Loch Scavaig, Skye

Although the title mentions The Cuillin, with the mist lying low, there is little more than a glimpse of the mountain range in this scene. The dark tint of the photograph shows a bleak, bare and rugged landscape, with little justice to the magnificence of the scene. This area, in any conditions, has long attracted tourists, including Sir Walter Scott and J.M.W. Turner. As with these first visitors, many people take a boat from Elgol across Loch Scavaig, then walk on to Loch Coruisk and into the Cuillin. This photo actually shows the inner waters of Loch Scavaig, called Loch na Cuilce with the island Eilean Glas in the centre left. Central in the photo the hills slope down to where the River Scavaig runs from Loch Coruisk over the smooth sill into the loch

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The Cuillin from Loch Scavaig, Skye

INVERNESS: Strath

1930s; 1940s

mountains; loch; Loch na Cuilce; Cuillin; Loch Scavaig; Walter Scott; JMW Turner

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

Although the title mentions The Cuillin, with the mist lying low, there is little more than a glimpse of the mountain range in this scene. The dark tint of the photograph shows a bleak, bare and rugged landscape, with little justice to the magnificence of the scene. This area, in any conditions, has long attracted tourists, including Sir Walter Scott and J.M.W. Turner. As with these first visitors, many people take a boat from Elgol across Loch Scavaig, then walk on to Loch Coruisk and into the Cuillin. This photo actually shows the inner waters of Loch Scavaig, called Loch na Cuilce with the island Eilean Glas in the centre left. Central in the photo the hills slope down to where the River Scavaig runs from Loch Coruisk over the smooth sill into the loch