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Red Cuillin


(Red Cuillins)

A mountain range on the isle of Skye in the Inner Hebrides, the Red Cuillin (or Red Cuillins) rise to 732m (2401 feet) at Beinn na Callich to the east of Glen Sligachan. Like many of the features of this island, these mountains are volcanic in origin. They take their colour from magma that has cooled slowly underground to form speckled red granite. Through processes of uplift and erosion, this has resulted in rounded red granite mountains, which contrast with the sharp dark gabbro peaks of the Black Cuillin to the west.


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