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TITLE
Lighthouse, Isleornsay
EXTERNAL ID
HCD00444
PLACENAME
Isleornsay
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Sleat
PERIOD
1940s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
12153
KEYWORDS
lighthouse
island
Isleornsay
Gavin Maxwell
Lighthouse,  Isleornsay

Isleornsay, or Eilean Iarmain as it is better known, lies on the west coast of Skye, looking across the Sound of Sleat to the hills of Knoydart, and in this panoramic photograph, north east towards Kylerhea with Beinn Sgritheall on the skyline. The bay was once a busy herring port, but is now a peaceful location. The lighthouse, built in 1857, stands on Eilean Sionnach, with Ornsay on the extreme left of the photograph. Like the lighthouse cottages on Eilean Ban near Kyle of Lochalsh, the cottages here were also owned at one time by Gavin Maxwell, author of 'Ring of Bright Water'


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Lighthouse, Isleornsay

INVERNESS: Sleat

1940s

lighthouse; island; Isleornsay; Gavin Maxwell

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

Isleornsay, or Eilean Iarmain as it is better known, lies on the west coast of Skye, looking across the Sound of Sleat to the hills of Knoydart, and in this panoramic photograph, north east towards Kylerhea with Beinn Sgritheall on the skyline. The bay was once a busy herring port, but is now a peaceful location. The lighthouse, built in 1857, stands on Eilean Sionnach, with Ornsay on the extreme left of the photograph. Like the lighthouse cottages on Eilean Ban near Kyle of Lochalsh, the cottages here were also owned at one time by Gavin Maxwell, author of 'Ring of Bright Water' <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>