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TITLE
Caisteal Maol
EXTERNAL ID
HCD00120
PLACENAME
Kyleakin
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Strath
PERIOD
1930s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
11847
KEYWORDS
Castle Maol
Kyleakin
Crowlin Islands
Raasay
Lochalsh
Caisteal Maol

The ruins of Caisteal Maol (Castle Moil or Moyle) sit on a rocky outcrop above Loch Alsh, overlooking the village of Kyleakin. It was probably built as the home of the MacKinnons in the 15th century, but tradition has it that it was constructed in the 10th century by a Norwegian princess, Saucy Mary, who married a MacKinnon chief. She is reputed to have exacted tolls from passing ships by stretching a chain across the strait. North of the loch in the Inner Sound are Eilean Ban, the Crowlin Islands, and in the background, the Island of Raasay


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Caisteal Maol

INVERNESS: Strath

1930s

Castle Maol; Kyleakin; Crowlin Islands; Raasay; Lochalsh

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

The ruins of Caisteal Maol (Castle Moil or Moyle) sit on a rocky outcrop above Loch Alsh, overlooking the village of Kyleakin. It was probably built as the home of the MacKinnons in the 15th century, but tradition has it that it was constructed in the 10th century by a Norwegian princess, Saucy Mary, who married a MacKinnon chief. She is reputed to have exacted tolls from passing ships by stretching a chain across the strait. North of the loch in the Inner Sound are Eilean Ban, the Crowlin Islands, and in the background, the Island of Raasay <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><br />