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Trotternish Heather

Trotternish Heather


Trotternish or Tròndairnis is the northernmost peninsula of Skye.

One of its more well-known features is the Trotternish landslip, a massive landslide that runs almost the full length of the peninsula, some 30 kilometres. The landslip contains two of Skye’s most famous landmarks: the Old Man of Storr, an isolated rocky pinnacle, and the Quiraing, an area of dramatic and unusual rock formations. The summit of The Storr, on whose slopes the Old Man of Storr is located, is the highest point of the peninsula.

Purple heather is also known as fine leaved heath and bell heather.  The purple heather is the first to flower (mid june) and grows on dry moorland and rocks throughout the island.

In the old days it had many uses from tanning hides to thatching roofs and making brooms.

Colour Description: Bold mid toned purple

Please note: Whilst we try to replicate each colour on our website, colour on screen may vary due to a number of factors including screen resolution. We therefore advise that you order a colour card or sample pot to check actual finished colour.

Colour Combinations

Trotternish Heather Broadford Bay
Skye Dawn


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