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TITLE
The Obbe, Kyleakin, at high tide
EXTERNAL ID
HCD00443
PLACENAME
Kyleakin
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Strath
PERIOD
1930s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
12152
KEYWORDS
Kyleakin
village
harbour
zoomable images

This photgraph is taken in Kyleakin, looking south east down the Obbe, from the Gaelic for a creek or harbour. Kyleakin took its name, Caol Akin or Haco's Strait, from the 13th century King of Norway who anchored his fleet here. Lord MacDonald proposed to build a model town on the site in the 19th century, to be called New Liverpool, but the plan was never realised. The ruins of Caisteal Maol can just be seen in the background


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The Obbe, Kyleakin, at high tide

INVERNESS: Strath

1930s

Kyleakin; village; harbour; zoomable images

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

This photgraph is taken in Kyleakin, looking south east down the Obbe, from the Gaelic for a creek or harbour. Kyleakin took its name, Caol Akin or Haco's Strait, from the 13th century King of Norway who anchored his fleet here. Lord MacDonald proposed to build a model town on the site in the 19th century, to be called New Liverpool, but the plan was never realised. The ruins of Caisteal Maol can just be seen in the background <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>