Isle of Skye: The Cuillin, Fairy Pools, The Needle, Quiraing & Sleat.

{above} Loch Dhuighall, the Atlantic & the Cuillin

 

The Isle of Skye, Sleat {the south of the Island}

 

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Loch Dhughaill, the Cuillin & the Atlantic

 

Achnacloich shore & the Cuillin

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Achnacloich shore from Gillean

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Taken from the top of hill between Achnacloich & Tarskavaig 

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The House, Byre & croft

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ME! Outside the byre. A loooooooong time ago! 

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The Croft 

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The Cuillin 

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Achnacloich shore  & in the foreground.. That’s my thinkin rock!

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Achnacloich shore

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Gillean shore

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Gillean beach 

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Gillean House & beach from halfway up Tarskavaig hill 

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Gillean house from Achnacloich shore

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Loch Dhuighall & the Cuillin 

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Loch Dhuighall. Two of my girls & my nephew 

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Gillean & Achnocloich shore from outside Gillean house 

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Gillean house & the Cuillin 

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Achnacloich shore & the Cuillin

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Cuillin Hills

The Cuillin Hills are considered to be the most dramatic mountain range in Britain. The tall, dark, jagged peaks of the main Cuillin Ridge (the Black Cuillin) and the more rounded eastern hills of the Red Cuillin, attract climbers and walkers all year round. The Cuillin Hills are the remains of the roots of an early Palaeogene volcanic centre. The rugged peaks of the Black Cuillin are mostly composed of gabbro, whilst the more rounded slopes of the Red Cuillin are granitic. The igneous rocks on Skye have been studied since the 1800’s by the likes of Sir Archibald Geikie and John Wesley Judd (1879 – 1914), with both making headway into understanding the nature of the rocks. But it was Dr Alfred Harker (1859 – 1939) who studied, mapped and interpreted these igneous rocks in the early 1900’s, who first recognised the island’s true importance.

Sgurr à Ghreadaidh – a section of the Cuillin Ridge 973m above Glen Brittle. Composed of layered basic and ultrabasic rocks, the Cuillin Hills represents the roots of a Palaeogene volcanic complex.

Much of the Isle of Skye is composed of basaltic lava flows, erupted during the earliest phase of volcanic activity in the area – known as the Skye Main Lava Series. These were erupted from early fissure eruptions and not from the volcanoes above the main Cuillin Centre. The emplacement of this main centre came slightly later, followed by the emplacement of two Red Hills Centres.

The rocks of the Black Cuillin formed as a result of the emplacement of the main Cuillin Centre
http://www.scottishgeology.com/geo/regional-geology/hebrides/skye-cuillin-hills/

Clan Donald of Sleat
https://spidercatweb.wordpress.com/2015/12/01/brief-history-of-clan-donald-of-sleat/


 The North of the Island

 Quiraing

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Fairy Pools

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Fairy Glen

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