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TITLE
Dunscaith Castle
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_0657_AT
PLACENAME
Dunscaith Castle
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Sleat
DATE OF IMAGE
2009
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Andrew Taylor
SOURCE
Andrew Taylor
ASSET ID
10571
KEYWORDS
castles
ruins
clans
clan
islands
Dunscaith Castle

The ruins of Dunscaith (Dun Sgathaich) Castle stand on a rock close to Tokavaig at the mouth of Loch Eishort on Skye's Sleat peninsula. The rock is surrounded on three sides by the sea and the fourth side is a steep gully, crossed by a drawbridge. The castle was originally held by the MacAskills and then the Macleods before becoming the stronghold of the MacDonalds of Skye. The MacDonalds abandoned the castle during the 17th century and it fell into ruin.

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Dunscaith Castle

INVERNESS: Sleat

2000s

castles; ruins; clans; clan; islands

Andrew Taylor

The ruins of Dunscaith (Dun Sgathaich) Castle stand on a rock close to Tokavaig at the mouth of Loch Eishort on Skye's Sleat peninsula. The rock is surrounded on three sides by the sea and the fourth side is a steep gully, crossed by a drawbridge. The castle was originally held by the MacAskills and then the Macleods before becoming the stronghold of the MacDonalds of Skye. The MacDonalds abandoned the castle during the 17th century and it fell into ruin.