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TITLE
Sligachan River and the Coolins, Skye
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_2569
PLACENAME
Sligachan
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Portree
PERIOD
1930s
CREATOR
J Valentine & Co.
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
34472
KEYWORDS
mountains
Am Basteir
Sligachan
Sligachan River and the Coolins, Skye

Sligachan has long been considered the mountaineering centre of Skye, with many walkers, climbers and tourists making their way into the Cuillin from this access. The ridge rising above Sligachan creates a spectacular backdrop with the steep tapering cone of Sgurr nan Gillean 3165ft (964m) dominating. To the right is Am Basteir 3065ft (934m) and the Basteir (914m), then Sgurr a'Bhasteir 2947ft (898m). Am Basteir translates as The Executioner, and gets this name from the fantastic axe-like rock tower over which the summit hangs. The river runs the length of Glen Sligachan and empties into Loch Sligachan

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Sligachan River and the Coolins, Skye

INVERNESS: Portree

1930s

mountains; Am Basteir; Sligachan

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

Sligachan has long been considered the mountaineering centre of Skye, with many walkers, climbers and tourists making their way into the Cuillin from this access. The ridge rising above Sligachan creates a spectacular backdrop with the steep tapering cone of Sgurr nan Gillean 3165ft (964m) dominating. To the right is Am Basteir 3065ft (934m) and the Basteir (914m), then Sgurr a'Bhasteir 2947ft (898m). Am Basteir translates as The Executioner, and gets this name from the fantastic axe-like rock tower over which the summit hangs. The river runs the length of Glen Sligachan and empties into Loch Sligachan