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Red Cuillins

Looks much better in Lightbox, The resizing applied by flickr makes the grass in front look mushy


The Red Hills (Na Beanntan Dearga in Gaelic) are sometimes known as the Red Cuillin. They are mainly composed of granite which is paler than the gabbro (with a reddish tinge from some angles in some lights) and has weathered into more rounded hills with vegetation cover to summit level and long scree slopes on their flanks.


The highest point of the hills is Glamaig, one of only two Corbetts on Skye (the other being Garbh-bheinn, part of the small group of gabbro outliers surrounding Blà Bheinn).

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Taken on June 8, 2012