Glen Sligachan

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Glensligachan, the glen of the rivulet Sligachan and of Loch Sligachan, in the Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire. Commencing on the eastern skirts of the Cuchullins, it descends 5½ miles northward to the head of Loch Sligachan, and thence 3½ miles north-eastward to the sea opposite the S end of Raasay island. ' Desolate Glensligachan, to which Glencoe is Arcady, ' in its upper reaches is all narrow and partly a gorge, flanked on the left hand by Scuir-na-Gillean (3183 feet), on the right by Glamaig and Marscow (2000).

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