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TITLE
Blaven from Torrin, Isle of Skye
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_5466
PLACENAME
Torrin
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Strath
PERIOD
1960s; 1970s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
37104
KEYWORDS
landscape
mountain
house
Coolin
Blaven
Bla Bheinn
Torren
Blaven from Torrin, Isle of Skye

This is a popular image of part of the village of Torrin on the Strathaird peninsula of Skye, contrasting the fertile nature of the crofting township with the rugged, dramatic mass of Blaven in the background. Situated some six miles from Broadford, on the single track road to Elgol, Torrin benefits from the Durness limestone which underlies the area, allowing trees and an abundance of flora to proliferate. The village lies on the eastern shore of Loch Slapin which creates a sharp indentation northwards through the mountains, the most distinctive of which is Blaven, or Blà Bheinn in Gaelic. It is the most southerly of the Cuillin outliers, and the highest at 928m (3,045ft). One of the more accessible of the Skye mountains, from the summit the views of the main Cuillin Ridge are spectacular.

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Blaven from Torrin, Isle of Skye

INVERNESS: Strath

1960s; 1970s

landscape; mountain; house; Coolin; Blaven; Bla Bheinn; Torren

Highland Libraries

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This is a popular image of part of the village of Torrin on the Strathaird peninsula of Skye, contrasting the fertile nature of the crofting township with the rugged, dramatic mass of Blaven in the background. Situated some six miles from Broadford, on the single track road to Elgol, Torrin benefits from the Durness limestone which underlies the area, allowing trees and an abundance of flora to proliferate. The village lies on the eastern shore of Loch Slapin which creates a sharp indentation northwards through the mountains, the most distinctive of which is Blaven, or Blà Bheinn in Gaelic. It is the most southerly of the Cuillin outliers, and the highest at 928m (3,045ft). One of the more accessible of the Skye mountains, from the summit the views of the main Cuillin Ridge are spectacular.