Cuillin Hills & the River Sligachan, Skye

The Story Behind the Image - Cuillin Hills & the River Sligachan, Skye

This photo was the start of a beautiful lifelong love affair with the Isle of Skye. I took this on the very first morning our family spent on Skye, a frosty morning in April, with snow on the ground and on the peaks of the Cuillin Hills.

I got up before dawn, leaving my wife to enjoy a lie-in, and drove all the way from our holiday cottage at Staffin to Sligachan, where I parked.

I wandered around the scenic old bridge at Sligachan, photographing ice patterns in the frozen pools near the River Sligachan until I found this wonderful view with the river in the foreground and Sgur nan Gillean illuminated by the early morning sun.

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