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TITLE
Kyleakin, Isle of Skye
EXTERNAL ID
HCD00401
PLACENAME
Kyleakin
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Strath
PERIOD
1910s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
12115
KEYWORDS
Kyleakin
Castle Maol
lighthouse
Eilean Ban
King Haakon
Kyleakin, Isle of Skye

This photograph shows a calm scene of Kyleakin, looking north west, and probably taken from Caisteal Maol (Moil). The nearest point on Skye to the mainland, Kyleakin is named after the strait or 'Kyle' through which the Norwegian King Haakon IV sailed in 1263. A ferry crossing has existed here from at least the early 17th century, but the village is now by-passed by the Skye bridge. Eilean Ban Lighthouse can be seen in in the background on the right


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Kyleakin, Isle of Skye

INVERNESS: Strath

1910s

Kyleakin; Castle Maol; lighthouse; Eilean Ban; King Haakon

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

This photograph shows a calm scene of Kyleakin, looking north west, and probably taken from Caisteal Maol (Moil). The nearest point on Skye to the mainland, Kyleakin is named after the strait or 'Kyle' through which the Norwegian King Haakon IV sailed in 1263. A ferry crossing has existed here from at least the early 17th century, but the village is now by-passed by the Skye bridge. Eilean Ban Lighthouse can be seen in in the background on the right <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 />