Highlands & Islands

Concert performed high up on Skye's Cuillin hills

A Concert in the Coire Image copyright Adam Gordon

A musical performance has been held by the side of a small loch ringed by rocky peaks, including Sgurr Alasdair - the highest UK island summit.

A Concert in the Coire was held at the Isle of Skye's Coire Lagan on Saturday.

An audience of 75 people along with Scottish classical singer Rhona Coogan and musicians made an ascent of 609.6m (2,000ft) from the beach at Glenbrittle to the coire for the performance.

The coire is an ice age geological feature high in Skye's Cuillin hills and is surrounded by the rocky peaks of Sgurr Alisdair, Sgurr Mhich Chonnich and the Inaccessible Pinnacle.

Coogan gave a rendition of Song for the Cuillins.

Violinist George Smith, cellist Duncan Strachan and musical director and producer Sam Annand also gave a performance during the event.

'Unforgettable experience'

Taking 18 months to plan and prepare, the concert was conceived by Craig Gallacher, a designer based in Glasgow, and John Smith who runs local company Skye Adventure.

After the event, Mr Smith said: "We hope that the concert has given those that were there an unforgettable experience.

"We're proud to have built something new around an old song and the ancient mountains.

"We hope that this will have a lasting legacy, and we're looking forward to other events in the future, as well as producing a short film about the concert."

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