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TITLE
Kyleakin, Isle of Skye
EXTERNAL ID
HCD00457
PLACENAME
Kyleakin
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Strath
PERIOD
1930s; 1940s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
12165
KEYWORDS
village
Kyleakin
Lochalsh
zoomable images

This photgraph is taken in Kyleakin, looking across the Obbe towards the mainland. Obbe comes 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 building 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 on the extreme right, while the lighthouse on Eilean Ban is on the extreme left


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Kyleakin, Isle of Skye

INVERNESS: Strath

1930s; 1940s

village; Kyleakin; Lochalsh; zoomable images

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

This photgraph is taken in Kyleakin, looking across the Obbe towards the mainland. Obbe comes 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 building 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 on the extreme right, while the lighthouse on Eilean Ban is on the extreme left <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>