Marsco

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Marsco
Tumbled-down Wall, Sligachan - geograph.org.uk - 1588725.jpg
View of Marsco from Sligachan
Highest point
Elevation 736 m (2,415 ft)
Prominence 413 m (1,355 ft)
Parent peak Blaven
Listing Graham, Marilyn
Coordinates 57°14′58″N 6°08′04″W / 57.24932°N 6.13452°W / 57.24932; -6.13452Coordinates: 57°14′58″N 6°08′04″W / 57.24932°N 6.13452°W / 57.24932; -6.13452
Naming
Translation Seagull hill (Norse)
Pronunciation /ˈmɛərsk/
Geography
Location Red Cuillin, Skye, Scotland
OS grid NG507252
Topo map OS Landranger 32

Marsco is a peak in the Red Hills on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. It lies on the east of Glen Sligachan, and may be climbed from the right-of-way through the glen from Sligachan to Loch Coruisk. Alternatively, it may also be reached from Coire nam Bruadaran on the western side.

Marsco has magnificent views of the main Cuillin ridge as well as out to sea; many walkers reckon it is perhaps the finest of all the Grahams.

A photograph of Marsco and Glen Sligachan, taken by Richard Nutt, features on the cover of the second album by British synthpop band Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD), Organisation, released in October 1980.

The folk group Runrig released a song called "Nightfall on Marsco" on their 1981 album Recovery.

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