Telford Bridge, Sligachan, Isle of Skye, Scotland.

Telford Bridge, Sligachan, Isle of Skye, Scotland.

This evening, I am posting information on Sligachan, a small settlement situated a few miles N.E. of Broadford on junction of A87 and A863. In the right weather conditions this spot offers excellent opportunities for photography.

More information:

  • The name means ‘shelly place’ which indicates economic activity in days past as sea shells were a useful source of lime. 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 infrastructure 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.
Cuillin Hills from Sligachan, Skye, Scotland.

Cuillin Hills from Sligachan, Skye, Scotland.

Sligachan, Skye, Scotland.

Sligachan, Skye, Scotland.

Sligachan, Skye, Scotland.

Sligachan, Skye, Scotland.

Sligachan in winter

Sligachan in winter

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