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TITLE
Kyleakin, Isle of Skye
EXTERNAL ID
HCD00445
PLACENAME
Kyleakin
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Strath
PERIOD
1930s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
12154
KEYWORDS
village
Kyleakin
castle
Castle Maol
zoomable images

This photograph of Kyleakin, looks southeast towards Caisteal Maol and the hills of Kintail in the distance. Kyleakin took its name, Caol Akin or Haco's Strait, from the King of Norway who anchored his fleet here in the 13th century. The present ruins of Caisteal Maol (Moyle or Moil) which stand on a promontory, probably date from the 15th century. The castle was home to the MacKinnons until the 17th century. Tradition has it that the original castle was built in the 10th century by a Norwegian princess, Saucy Mary, who was married to a MacKinnon chief. She is supposed to have stretched a chain across to the mainland and exacted tolls from passing ships


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Kyleakin, Isle of Skye

INVERNESS: Strath

1930s

village; Kyleakin; castle; Castle Maol; zoomable images

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

This photograph of Kyleakin, looks southeast towards Caisteal Maol and the hills of Kintail in the distance. Kyleakin took its name, Caol Akin or Haco's Strait, from the King of Norway who anchored his fleet here in the 13th century. The present ruins of Caisteal Maol (Moyle or Moil) which stand on a promontory, probably date from the 15th century. The castle was home to the MacKinnons until the 17th century. Tradition has it that the original castle was built in the 10th century by a Norwegian princess, Saucy Mary, who was married to a MacKinnon chief. She is supposed to have stretched a chain across to the mainland and exacted tolls from passing ships <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>