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TITLE
The Obbe, Kyleakin
EXTERNAL ID
HCD00450
PLACENAME
Kyleakin
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Strath
PERIOD
1930s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
12158
KEYWORDS
harbour
castle
village
ruins
zoomable images

This panoramic photograph is taken in Kyleakin, looking south east down the Obbe, the name coming 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 be seen in the background. Possibly built in the 10th century, the castle was reputedly the home of 'Saucy Mary', a Norwegian princess who exacted tolls from passing vessels by means of stretching a chain across the strait


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The Obbe, Kyleakin

INVERNESS: Strath

1930s

harbour; castle; village; ruins; zoomable images

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

This panoramic photograph is taken in Kyleakin, looking south east down the Obbe, the name coming 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 be seen in the background. Possibly built in the 10th century, the castle was reputedly the home of 'Saucy Mary', a Norwegian princess who exacted tolls from passing vessels by means of stretching a chain 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>