Elgol is a beautiful place, especially at sunrise and it has a particular attraction for anyone with an interest in Scottish mountains. Glen Brittle and Sligachan both lie close to the main Cuillin ridge but they lie outside the horseshoe shape it describes. It is only from the south, from Elgol, that you can look right into the heart of the savage mountains.
Having crossed Strathaird you descend steeply into Elgol. This is a dispersed settlement sprinkled over the hillside above the jetty and the nearby moorings. To the north is a beach of large pebbles that leads the eye past a large outcrop of rock and across Loch Scavaig to the mouth of the Cuillin. The Cuillin inspire awe whenever you see them, and never more than when you see them from Elgol.
Photography by Graham Cormie.