The Quiraing On History Visit To Trotternish Isle Of Skye Inner Hebrides Scotland

Tour Scotland short Summer travel video clip with Scottish music, of The Quiraing, Gaelic: A' Chuith-Raing, a landslip on the eastern face of Meall na Suiramach, the northernmost summit of the Trotternish and the Old Man of Storr on ancestry, genealogy, history visit to the Isle of Skye. It is known for the scenery of its rugged terrain, punctuated by outcroppings of basalt. It is at the north end of the Trotternish Ridge. The name Quiraing comes from Old Norse Kví Rand, which means Round Fold. Within the fold is The Table, an elevated plateau hidden amongst the pillars. It is said that the fold was used to conceal cattle from Viking raiders. Parts of the distinctive landscape have earned particular names. The Needle is a jagged 120 foot-high landmark pinnacle, a remnant of landslipping. Northwest of it is The Table, a flat grassy area slipped down from the summit plateau, with vistas of the Torridon Hills and the mountains of Wester Ross. Southwest is the Prison, a pyramidal rocky peak which can look like a medieval keep when viewed from the right angle. The Old Man is a large standing formation of rock part of the Trotternish ridge. The pinnacle of rock was first climbed in 1955 by legendary mountaineer Don Whillans. All photographs are copyright of Sandy Stevenson, Tour Scotland, and may not be used without permission.

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