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Trotternish Ridge, Skye

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Trotternish Ridge, Skye
Isle of Skye - Staffin, Highlands and Islands, Scotland
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The Trotternish peninsula is one of my favourite places on one of my favourite Scottish Islands - Skye. The peninsula is named for the Trotternish Ridge, which runs the length of the peninsula like a geological spine. The rock formations of the Trotternish are extraordinary. This view is from the east side of the peninsula near the hamlet of Digg.

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