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TITLE
Caisteal Maol, Kyleakin with fishing boats
EXTERNAL ID
HCD00126
PLACENAME
Kyleakin
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Strath
PERIOD
1920s; 1930s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
11853
KEYWORDS
castle
ruins
Castle Maol
Kyleakin
fishing
boats
Lochalsh
Caisteal Maol, Kyleakin with fishing boats

The ruins of Caisteal Maol (Castle Moil or Moyle) sit on a rocky outcrop above Loch Alsh, overlooking the village of Kyleakin and the ferry crossing to the mainland. 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, married to a MacKinnon chief. She is reputed to have exacted tolls from passing ships by stretching a chain across the strait. This photograph was probably taken from the pier at Kyleakin


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Caisteal Maol, Kyleakin with fishing boats

INVERNESS: Strath

1920s; 1930s

castle; ruins; Castle Maol; Kyleakin; fishing; boats; 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 and the ferry crossing to the mainland. 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, married to a MacKinnon chief. She is reputed to have exacted tolls from passing ships by stretching a chain across the strait. This photograph was probably taken from the pier at Kyleakin <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 />