Assynt, Scotland. Assynt is a parish in west Sutherland, Scotland, just north of Ullapool. It is famous for its landscape and its remarkable mountains including; Quinag, Canisp, Suilven, Cul Mòr, Stac Pollaidh, and Ben More Assynt. The name Assynt may derive from an Old Norse word meaning ridge end. There is also a legend that the name comes from a fight between the two brothers Unt and Ass-Unt, meaning Man of Peace and Man of Discord. The latter having won the tussle gave his name to the parish
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