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TITLE
At Elgol Shore, Isle of Skye
EXTERNAL ID
KIGHF_HF_11_17_007
PLACENAME
Elgol
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Strath
PERIOD
1930s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Highland Folk Museum
ASSET ID
42533
KEYWORDS
Inner Hebrides
lochs
mountains
coastline
At Elgol Shore, Isle of Skye

Elgol is a small fishing and crofting community on the shores of Loch Scavaig, Isle of Skye. With spectacular views across the loch to the Cuillin mountain range and boat trips to Loch Coruisk and the Small Isles of Canna, Rum and Eigg, Elgol has long been a popular tourist destination.

In this photograph, with the mist lying low, the peaks of the Cuillins are just visible in the background. On the right is Sgurr na Stri (497m) and to the left is Sgurr nan Eag (924m). Loch Scavaig is known for sudden squalls and unpredictable weather, which only adds atmosphere to this dramatic landscape. This photograph was taken by Duncan Macpherson, owner the pharmacy at Kyle of Lochalsh. As an amateur photographer he always had his camera ready and left a great legacy of photographs of the Skye and Lochalsh area from the 1920s to 1960s.

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At Elgol Shore, Isle of Skye

INVERNESS: Strath

1930s

Inner Hebrides; lochs; mountains; coastline

Highland Folk Museum

Highland Folk Museum Photographic Collection

Elgol is a small fishing and crofting community on the shores of Loch Scavaig, Isle of Skye. With spectacular views across the loch to the Cuillin mountain range and boat trips to Loch Coruisk and the Small Isles of Canna, Rum and Eigg, Elgol has long been a popular tourist destination. <br /> <br /> In this photograph, with the mist lying low, the peaks of the Cuillins are just visible in the background. On the right is Sgurr na Stri (497m) and to the left is Sgurr nan Eag (924m). Loch Scavaig is known for sudden squalls and unpredictable weather, which only adds atmosphere to this dramatic landscape. This photograph was taken by Duncan Macpherson, owner the pharmacy at Kyle of Lochalsh. As an amateur photographer he always had his camera ready and left a great legacy of photographs of the Skye and Lochalsh area from the 1920s to 1960s.