Kilt Rock, Trotternish, Isle of Skye.

This evening,  I am focusing on the Trotternish (N.E.) area of the Isle of Skye and in particular the popular scenic locations of Mealt Falls and Kilt Rock.

Video clip of Kilt Rock and Mealt Falls, Skye.

The Isle of Skye is a very popular tourist destination which forms part of the Inner Hebrides, an island chain located off Scotland’s West Coast.

This section of Skye has a fascinating geology mainly dating from the Jurassic era, about 150m years ago. Here, many horizontal sills of volcanic material have forced between the older strata. One such dolerite sill forms the upper section of the Kilt Rock coastline as shown in the image above. Here the cliffs of basalt columns give the rocks a pleated appearance and hence the name Kilt Rock.

The falls come from Loch Mealt nearby which passes under the road. Here the Loch cascades down into the sea entailing a drop of 250 feet (85m) to a shoreline of (inaccessible) caves and arches.

Mealt Falls at Kilt Rock, Skye

Kilt Rock is located about fifteen miles directly north of Portree and just south of Staffin.

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