The Five Sisters of Kintail

The Five Sisters of Kintail

The Five Sisters mountain range lies at the head of Loch Duich, at the western end of Glen Shiel.

Legend says that at one time there were seven daughters of a local chief, two of whom were taken as brides by two Irish brothers. On departing Kintail, they promised to return with their five brothers who would marry the remaining sisters. The years passed with no sign of the Irishmen returning. To preserve their beauty while they waited, the local witch doctor from Kintail turned them into the graceful mountains we know as the Five Sisters of Kintal.

Sgur Uran, the Clan MacRae slogan or war cry, is the name of the tallest peak in the Five Sisters mountain range.