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TITLE
Kyleakin
EXTERNAL ID
HCD00155
PLACENAME
Kyleakin
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Strath
PERIOD
1920s; 1930s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
11883
KEYWORDS
villages
Obbe
Kyleakin
Kyleakin

Part of the village of Kyleakin is seen here across the Obbe, the Gaelic for a creek or harbour. The Obbe is an inlet from the sea, which at high tide flows inland, almost surrounding the main part of the village standing on the sandbank. Kyleakin took its name, Caol Akin or Haco's Strait, from the 13th century King of Norway who anchored his fleet here. Kyle of Lochalsh on the mainland can be seen in the distance across the strait


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Kyleakin

INVERNESS: Strath

1920s; 1930s

villages; Obbe; Kyleakin

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

Part of the village of Kyleakin is seen here across the Obbe, the Gaelic for a creek or harbour. The Obbe is an inlet from the sea, which at high tide flows inland, almost surrounding the main part of the village standing on the sandbank. Kyleakin took its name, Caol Akin or Haco's Strait, from the 13th century King of Norway who anchored his fleet here. Kyle of Lochalsh on the mainland can be seen in the distance across the strait <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 />