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The Sligachan Inn, Isle of Skye

The Sligachan Inn, Isle of Skye

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LOCATION: Sligachan, Sconser
PERIOD: 1930s; 1940s
DISTRICT: Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH: INVERNESS:Portree
CONTRIBUTOR: Highland Libraries
COLLECTION NAME: Postcards
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With the mountains so evident in the background, it is little wonder that the Sligachan Inn played such a significant part in Scottish and indeed British climbing popularity. This role is explained in a display opened in 2003 at the Hotel which includes documents, artefacts, climbers log books and visitors books. Climbing enthusiasts in the 19th century found Sligachan a comfortable base for their exploration of the nearby Cuillin, and the mountains themselves provided many challenging routes. It was only later in the 20th century that Glen Brittle became more popular, providing hostel accommodation for the less well-off but no less keen climbers. Now Sligachan too has a campsite, and some self-catering accommodation, and its central, although isolated, location ensures its continuing attraction



IDENTIFIER: QZP40_CARD_2557


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