Taken 27-Feb-11


Suisnish Ruin. Isle of Skye. Scotland.

Landscape Photos | Pictures of Scotland | Scottish Landscape Photography | Isle of Skye

Huge clouds form over the Cuillin Mountains . Seen from Suisnish, near Kilbride, on the Strathaird Peninsula, Isle of Skye, Scotland, site of a Clearances village. The ruin in view is more modern, an old farmhouse.

"" The families who lived here were driven out forcibly. Many of the elderly died as hundreds were evicted into the snow that lay there in October 1853. The houses were razed to prevent their return and they had to find shelter as best they could in the open. One old crofter returned to the ruins during the night and was found dead from exposure in the remains of his home the following morning. ""
Canon EOS 7D, f/16 @ 58 mm, 1/20, ISO 100, No Flash

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Keywords:Clearances, Cuillin, Isle of Skye, Kilbride, Landscapes, Photos, Photosecosse, Pictures of Scotland, Scotland, Scottish Landscape Photography, Strathaird, Suisinish, Torrin, abandoned, dwellings, history, images, mountains, nature, ruins, scenery, scenic, sheep

Suisnish Ruin. Isle of Skye. Scotland.

Suisnish Ruin. Isle of Skye. Scotland.

Landscape Photos | Pictures of Scotland | Scottish Landscape Photography | Isle of Skye

Huge clouds form over the Cuillin Mountains . Seen from Suisnish, near Kilbride, on the Strathaird Peninsula, Isle of Skye, Scotland, site of a Clearances village. The ruin in view is more modern, an old farmhouse.

"" The families who lived here were driven out forcibly. Many of the elderly died as hundreds were evicted into the snow that lay there in October 1853. The houses were razed to prevent their return and they had to find shelter as best they could in the open. One old crofter returned to the ruins during the night and was found dead from exposure in the remains of his home the following morning. ""