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TITLE
Lighthouse on Eilean Ban, Kyle of Lochalsh
EXTERNAL ID
HCD00132
PLACENAME
Kyle of Lochalsh
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
PERIOD
1930s; 1940s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
11859
KEYWORDS
lighthouse
Eilean Ban
island
Kyle Akin
Lighthouse on Eilean Ban, Kyle of Lochalsh

This photograph was taken from just below the grounds of Kyle House in Kyleakin. The lighthouse, with its 70ft tower, was built in 1857 from brick and rubble. The two keepers and their families were housed in the two cottages on the island, the children being ferried to school at Kyleakin. The lighthouse became automatic in 1960. The island and cottages were bought in 1963 by Gavin Maxwell, author and naturalist, with plans to turn it into a wild-life park, but his early death a few years later prevented these from reaching fruition. The island now acts as a support for the Skye Bridge, but is owned by a Trust, including the Born Free Foundation, which seeks to conserve the island's environment


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Lighthouse on Eilean Ban, Kyle of Lochalsh

ROSS: Lochalsh

1930s; 1940s

lighthouse; Eilean Ban; island;Kyle Akin

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

This photograph was taken from just below the grounds of Kyle House in Kyleakin. The lighthouse, with its 70ft tower, was built in 1857 from brick and rubble. The two keepers and their families were housed in the two cottages on the island, the children being ferried to school at Kyleakin. The lighthouse became automatic in 1960. The island and cottages were bought in 1963 by Gavin Maxwell, author and naturalist, with plans to turn it into a wild-life park, but his early death a few years later prevented these from reaching fruition. The island now acts as a support for the Skye Bridge, but is owned by a Trust, including the Born Free Foundation, which seeks to conserve the island's environment <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 />