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TITLE
Loch Assynt and Quinag, Lochinver
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_3740
PLACENAME
Lochinver
DISTRICT
Assynt
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
SUTHERLAND: Assynt
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
35576
KEYWORDS
mountains
lochs
Loch Assynt and Quinag, Lochinver

Quinag is a mountain massif found in Assynt, Sutherland. It has three distinct Corbett peaks (Scottish mountains between 2500 ft and 3000 ft with a drop of at least 500 ft on all sides) along its Y-shaped ridge. At 808m (2651 ft), Sail Gharbh is the highest of these, followed by Sail Gorm (776m/2546 ft) and Spidean Coinich (764m/2506 ft). Geologically Quinag is made up of Torridonian sandstone on Lewisian gneiss with a thin layer of Cambrian quartzite. The name Quinag is an Anglicisation of the Gaelic 'cuinneag' meaning a milking pail, on account of the mountain's shape.

The 8400 acre Quinag estate was purchased by the John Muir Trust in 2005.

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Loch Assynt and Quinag, Lochinver

SUTHERLAND: Assynt

mountains; lochs

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Quinag is a mountain massif found in Assynt, Sutherland. It has three distinct Corbett peaks (Scottish mountains between 2500 ft and 3000 ft with a drop of at least 500 ft on all sides) along its Y-shaped ridge. At 808m (2651 ft), Sail Gharbh is the highest of these, followed by Sail Gorm (776m/2546 ft) and Spidean Coinich (764m/2506 ft). Geologically Quinag is made up of Torridonian sandstone on Lewisian gneiss with a thin layer of Cambrian quartzite. The name Quinag is an Anglicisation of the Gaelic 'cuinneag' meaning a milking pail, on account of the mountain's shape.<br /> <br /> The 8400 acre Quinag estate was purchased by the John Muir Trust in 2005.