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TITLE
The Kilt Rock, Loch Staffin, Skye
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_2522
PLACENAME
Staffin
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Kilmuir
PERIOD
1960s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
34429
KEYWORDS
Kilt Rock
basalt
rock formations
The Kilt Rock, Loch Staffin, Skye

Part of the spectacular north eastern coastline of Skye, the basalt rock was formed into "pleats" reminiscent of a kilt during volcanic upheavals millions of years ago. The rock formations are said to rival those of Staffa and the Giant's Causeway in Ireland. The local Gaelic name for this rock is "Creag-na-Feile", literally, "The Rock of the Kilt", as is printed on the reverse of the card

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The Kilt Rock, Loch Staffin, Skye

INVERNESS: Kilmuir

1960s

Kilt Rock; basalt; rock formations

Highland Libraries

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Part of the spectacular north eastern coastline of Skye, the basalt rock was formed into "pleats" reminiscent of a kilt during volcanic upheavals millions of years ago. The rock formations are said to rival those of Staffa and the Giant's Causeway in Ireland. The local Gaelic name for this rock is "Creag-na-Feile", literally, "The Rock of the Kilt", as is printed on the reverse of the card