Eag Dhubh na h-Èigheachd

Black Cleft of the Shouting. The site of a spectacular rock avalanche on Beinn Alligin, Torridon, estimated to have occurred four thousand years ago. It was believed by some to be haunted, probably due to the magnificent echo. The massive rock scatter has been studied because it extends much further than would be expected from the angle of the lower slope. It is theorised that this may be because the huge boulders were carried on a cushion of air.

(Photo and text by Mary MacDonald.)

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