Kintail is a small district in the superbly scenic Mackenzie and Macrae country at the head of Loch Duich on the main route to Kyle of Lochalsh and Skye. The Clan Macrae came to the district in the 14th cent to serve the Mackenzies.
later earls of Seaforth, as fighting men becoming known as the 'Macken- zies' shirt of mail. The Five Sisters of Kintail rise dramatically from the head of the loch to heights of over 3,000 ft. They are among the steepest grass-sloped mountains in Scotland and offer extensive views from their summit ridges, from which can be seen a striking profile of the Cuillins of Skye.