Cuillin Hills from Sligachan, Skye, Scotland

Cuillin Hills from Sligachan, Skye, Scotland

This evening, I am posting information on Sligachan on Isle of Skye, Scotland.

The name means ‘shelly place’ which indicates economic activity in days past as sea shells were a useful source of lime. Other important aspects are:

  • A small settlement sitauted a few miles N.E. of Broadford on junction of A87 and A863.
  • To the N.E. is Loch Sligachan.
  • To the south is Glen Sligachan and the River Sligachan.
  • Is one of the best access points f0r Cuillin Hills which attract large numbers of hikers and climbers.
  • At Sligachan can be found an infrastruture supporting outdoor orientated visitors: hotel, camp site, bunk house and mountain rescue post.
  • The hotel boasts both a micro brewery and a very well stocked whisky bar comprising about 200 single malts.
  • The three-span stone bridge dates from 1812 when constructed by famous engineer, Thomas Telford as part of a new road to Portree.

    Telford Bridge over Sligachan River, Skye

    Telford Bridge over Sligachan River, Skye

Partly iced over Sligachan River, Skye, Scotland

Partly iced over Sligachan River, Skye, Scotland

Sligachan is worthy of stop and offers good photo opportunities when visibility is right.

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