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TITLE
Corrie-na-Creigh, Coolin Mts., Skye
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_2550
PLACENAME
Coire na Creich
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Strath
PERIOD
1910s; 1920s
CREATOR
J Valentine & Co.
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
34455
KEYWORDS
mountains
handfasting
Corrie na Creiche
MacDonald
MacLeod
Corrie-na-Creigh, Coolin Mts., Skye

This tinted photograph shows the great open space of Corrie na Creiche, not Corrie na Creigh as on the front of the card. It is reached after walking from the Glen Brittle road. The tinting softens the dramatic backdrop of the Black Cuillin, and it makes for a truly scenic walk. On a bright summer day, the Fairy Pools along the way provide a perfect spot for a swim and a picnic. On a darker note, it was here that the last battle between the MacLeods and MacDonalds was fought in 1601. Following a custom called 'handfasting', MacDonald of Duntulm, finding Margaret, one of Rory Mor MacLeod's sisters not to his liking after a years' trial returned her. Margaret, who had only one eye, was sent back on a one-eyed horse, led by a one-eyed groom and followed by a one-eyed dog. Making his point, MacDonald sparked a feud that had the clans into full scale killing, burning and massacre ending after two years at Corrie na Creiche

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Corrie-na-Creigh, Coolin Mts., Skye

INVERNESS: Strath

1910s; 1920s

mountains; handfasting; Corrie na Creiche; MacDonald; MacLeod

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This tinted photograph shows the great open space of Corrie na Creiche, not Corrie na Creigh as on the front of the card. It is reached after walking from the Glen Brittle road. The tinting softens the dramatic backdrop of the Black Cuillin, and it makes for a truly scenic walk. On a bright summer day, the Fairy Pools along the way provide a perfect spot for a swim and a picnic. On a darker note, it was here that the last battle between the MacLeods and MacDonalds was fought in 1601. Following a custom called 'handfasting', MacDonald of Duntulm, finding Margaret, one of Rory Mor MacLeod's sisters not to his liking after a years' trial returned her. Margaret, who had only one eye, was sent back on a one-eyed horse, led by a one-eyed groom and followed by a one-eyed dog. Making his point, MacDonald sparked a feud that had the clans into full scale killing, burning and massacre ending after two years at Corrie na Creiche