Cairngorm tors

Tors and structure

  Tor formation

  Tor model

  Glacial Modification

  Periglacial Modification

Other areas

Caithness tors

SW England tors

Tors in North East Scotland

Tors occur widely in NE Scotland, although only rarely do they reach the scale of the Cairngorm tors. Granite tors, more or less modified by ice, are found on the summits of Ben Rinnes, Bennachie, Clachnaben, Mount Keen and Lochnagar, amongst other hills. The Morven-Cabrach basic intrusion also supports many small tors in The Cabrach and above Glen Buchat. Tors are almost absent from the Buchan lowlands.

Tors developed in other rocks include Clach Choutsaich on Brown Cow Hill (amphibolites).


Clach Choutsaich