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TITLE
The Sligachan Inn, Isle of Skye
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_2557
PLACENAME
Sligachan, Sconser
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Portree
PERIOD
1930s; 1940s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
34462
KEYWORDS
hotel
mountains
climbing
The Sligachan Inn, Isle of Skye

With the mountains so evident in the background, it is little wonder that the Sligachan Inn played such a significant part in Scottish and indeed British climbing popularity. This role is explained in a display opened in 2003 at the Hotel which includes documents, artefacts, climbers log books and visitors books. Climbing enthusiasts in the 19th century found Sligachan a comfortable base for their exploration of the nearby Cuillin, and the mountains themselves provided many challenging routes. It was only later in the 20th century that Glen Brittle became more popular, providing hostel accommodation for the less well-off but no less keen climbers. Now Sligachan too has a campsite, and some self-catering accommodation, and its central, although isolated, location ensures its continuing attraction

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The Sligachan Inn, Isle of Skye

INVERNESS: Portree

1930s; 1940s

hotel; mountains; climbing

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

With the mountains so evident in the background, it is little wonder that the Sligachan Inn played such a significant part in Scottish and indeed British climbing popularity. This role is explained in a display opened in 2003 at the Hotel which includes documents, artefacts, climbers log books and visitors books. Climbing enthusiasts in the 19th century found Sligachan a comfortable base for their exploration of the nearby Cuillin, and the mountains themselves provided many challenging routes. It was only later in the 20th century that Glen Brittle became more popular, providing hostel accommodation for the less well-off but no less keen climbers. Now Sligachan too has a campsite, and some self-catering accommodation, and its central, although isolated, location ensures its continuing attraction