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Skye Torrin Panorama Great Scenery Vista from Skyes South. Dramatic Mountains across a sea loch lined with brown seaweed.

Skye Torrin Panorama Great Scenery Vista from Skyes South. Dramatic Mountains across a sea loch lined with brown seaweed. Stock Photo
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Contributor:

Tony Smith / Alamy Stock Photo

Image ID:

CF0MFD

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34.3 MB (2.2 MB Compressed download)

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Dimensions:

4744 x 2527 px | 40.2 x 21.4 cm | 15.8 x 8.4 inches | 300dpi

Date taken:

13 August 2009

Location:

Skye Torrin Panorama North West Scotland (Inner Hebrides)

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Skye Torrin Panorama Great Scenery Vista from Skyes South. Dramatic Mountains across a sea loch lined with brown seaweed. Torin (Scottish Gaelic: Na Torrain) is a settlement on the island of Skye in Scotland. The crofting and fishing village lies on the eastern shore of Loch Slapin, 5 miles (7 km) southwest of Broadford (An t-Àth Leathann), on the road to Elgol (Ealaghol). There is a mixture of Victorian white-washed cottages and modern flat-pack houses. The village boasts good views of Blaven and Loch Slapin. Torrin sits on Durness limestone. There is an abundance of trees and varied plant flora, including more than a dozen species of orchids. Much of the area is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Area of Conservation. There are five working crofts in Torrin with cattle and sheep. The common grazing extends north onto the surrounding red granite hills Beinn Dearg Mhòr (709m) and Beinn Dearg Bheag (584m) and beyond the head of Loch Slapin .

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