Cuillin Sunrise

Mackerel pinks in a wondrous veil,

Highlight the Cuillin’s colossal sail.

Jet-black crags and lofty heights,

A powerful vista and ominous sight.

Colours transform as dawn ascends,

Hues in vivid shimmering blends.

Opens the day with a dazzling show

And lights the sky with a vibrant glow.

Sue Wood

The Cuillin mountains dominate the island and can be seen from the mainland and the outer isles. Here are some facts about the Cuillin range below.

The Cuillin Mountain Range, Isle of Skye

Two Cuillin ranges dominate the landscape on Skye: the Black Cuillin and the Red Cuillin separated by Glen Sligachan.
The iconic ridge of the Black Cuillin is the UK’s most challenging mountain range. Over 11 kilometres long and above 3,000 feet in places, the ridge contains 11 Munros and 16 other summits. The highest point is Sgurr Alasdair at 3,254.59 feet. The gentler, rounded Red Cuillin are popular with hillwalkers, the highest point being Glamaig, a 2,543-foot Corbett.

The Cuillin | Isle of Skye | Red & Black Cuillin Mountains