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Black Corrie and Hallival

Photo credit: Kinloch Castle, Rum (Scottish Natural Heritage)

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In this large painting, Byron Cooper superbly captures the illusion of actually standing on the path by the gently rippling water of the Allt Slugan a' Choilich, eyes raised towards the pyramid summit of Hallival, at 723 metres, the second highest peak on Rum. The path rises steeply up Bealach Bairc-mheall before veering left towards the mountain. The island of Rum is a heaven for geologists. The mountains are the remains of a ring of early Paleocene volcanoes that existed millions of years ago when the earth’s continents drifted apart and today’s oceans were formed.

Kinloch Castle, Rum (Scottish Natural Heritage)

Isle of Rum




oil on canvas


H 99 x W 150 cm

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purchased as part of the Bullough Estate, 1957

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Byron Cooper 1900


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Kinloch Castle, Rum (Scottish Natural Heritage)

Isle of Rum, Highland PH43 4RR Scotland

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