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TITLE
Landing at Coruisk
EXTERNAL ID
KIGHF_HF_11_18_001
PLACENAME
Loch Coruisk
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Strath
PERIOD
1940s
SOURCE
Highland Folk Museum
ASSET ID
42538
KEYWORDS
boats
lochs
Landing at Coruisk

Although the caption on this photograph says 'Landing at Loch Coruisk', the smaller boat is actually in Loch na Cuilce, a small inlet within Loch Scavaig.

Loch Coruisk is an inland loch, formed by glacial erosion. Coruisk lies in the heart of the Cuillin mountain range. Painted by Turner and written about by Sir Walter Scott, it is one of the most famous lochs in Scotland. From the mid-1800s, Loch Coruisk became a popular destination for tourists. It is accessible by land or sea with the latter being the easier and quicker route. This group will have either boarded their boat at Elgol for the trip across Loch Scavaig, or come off the larger boat in the distance and made the short crossing to the landing area.

These tourists are seen cautiously making their way up a ladder which juts out over the bow of their boat. A more solid structure is now in place making landing much easier. Once on land, there is a short walk to Loch Coruisk.

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Landing at Coruisk

INVERNESS: Strath

1940s

boats; lochs

Highland Folk Museum

Highland Folk Museum Photographic Collection

Although the caption on this photograph says 'Landing at Loch Coruisk', the smaller boat is actually in Loch na Cuilce, a small inlet within Loch Scavaig. <br /> <br /> Loch Coruisk is an inland loch, formed by glacial erosion. Coruisk lies in the heart of the Cuillin mountain range. Painted by Turner and written about by Sir Walter Scott, it is one of the most famous lochs in Scotland. From the mid-1800s, Loch Coruisk became a popular destination for tourists. It is accessible by land or sea with the latter being the easier and quicker route. This group will have either boarded their boat at Elgol for the trip across Loch Scavaig, or come off the larger boat in the distance and made the short crossing to the landing area.<br /> <br /> These tourists are seen cautiously making their way up a ladder which juts out over the bow of their boat. A more solid structure is now in place making landing much easier. Once on land, there is a short walk to Loch Coruisk.