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TITLE
Somerled Square, Portree
EXTERNAL ID
HCD00025
PLACENAME
Portree
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Portree
DATE OF IMAGE
1930
PERIOD
1930s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
11747
KEYWORDS
Portree
war memorial
hotel
village
Somerled Square, Portree

Somerled Square in the centre of Portree takes its name from the 12th century warrior chief of the MacDonalds. Portree expanded rapidly during the 19th century and the Portree Hotel in the centre of the photograph was built in 1875 to cater for the increase in traffic. Wentworth Street, on the left of the hotel, is the main commercial street in Portree, and leads towards the harbour. The War memorial in the foreground was erected in 1922 and is a smaller version of the Edinburgh mercat cross, topped by a seated lion


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Somerled Square, Portree

INVERNESS: Portree

1930s

Portree; war memorial; hotel; village

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

Somerled Square in the centre of Portree takes its name from the 12th century warrior chief of the MacDonalds. Portree expanded rapidly during the 19th century and the Portree Hotel in the centre of the photograph was built in 1875 to cater for the increase in traffic. Wentworth Street, on the left of the hotel, is the main commercial street in Portree, and leads towards the harbour. The War memorial in the foreground was erected in 1922 and is a smaller version of the Edinburgh mercat cross, topped by a seated lion <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href= "mailto: skyeandlochalsh.archives@highlifehighland.com" >Skye and Lochalsh Archives</a>