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Quinag from the river Inver, near Lochinver
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_3761
PLACENAME
Lochinver
DISTRICT
Assynt
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
SUTHERLAND: Assynt
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Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
35597
KEYWORDS
mountains
lochs
Quinag from the river Inver, near 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.

Lochinver sits at the mouth of the River Inver, where it enters the sea loch, Loch Inver. It is the last sizeable village before the town of Thurso and, along with Kinlochbervie, is one of the busiest fishing ports on the west Sutherland coast.

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Quinag from the river Inver, near 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.<br /> <br /> Lochinver sits at the mouth of the River Inver, where it enters the sea loch, Loch Inver. It is the last sizeable village before the town of Thurso and, along with Kinlochbervie, is one of the busiest fishing ports on the west Sutherland coast.