The Lairig Ghru

The Lairig Ghru - Watercolour, 25 x 36 cm

One of the great mountain passes of Scotland, the Lairig Ghru runs for around 40 km or 25 miles through the Cairngorm Mountains. It has been used for centuries by people traveling from Deeside in the south, to Strathspey in the north. No roads have been built through it so it is still only a rough path. The origin of the name is unclear. The first part is the Scottish Gaelic for 'mountain pass', but the second part could have several different meanings.

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