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TITLE
Caisteal Maol, Kyleakin
EXTERNAL ID
HCD00469
PLACENAME
Kyleakin
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Strath
PERIOD
1930s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
12176
KEYWORDS
castle
ruin
Maol
Moil
village
Kyleakin
Lochalsh
zoomable images

The ruins of Caisteal Maol (Castle Moil or Moyle) sit on a rocky outcrop above Loch Alsh, overlooking the village of Kyleakin and the ferry crossing to the mainland. It was probably built as the home of the MacKinnons in the 15th century, but tradition has it that it was constructed in the 10th century by a Norwegian princess, Saucy Mary, married to a MacKinnon chief. She is reputed to have exacted tolls from passing ships by stretching a chain across the strait. The early 19th century Kyle House is seen in the distance behind the village, surrounded by trees


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Caisteal Maol, Kyleakin

INVERNESS: Strath

1930s

castle; ruin; Maol; Moil; village; Kyleakin; Lochalsh; zoomable images

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

The ruins of Caisteal Maol (Castle Moil or Moyle) sit on a rocky outcrop above Loch Alsh, overlooking the village of Kyleakin and the ferry crossing to the mainland. It was probably built as the home of the MacKinnons in the 15th century, but tradition has it that it was constructed in the 10th century by a Norwegian princess, Saucy Mary, married to a MacKinnon chief. She is reputed to have exacted tolls from passing ships by stretching a chain across the strait. The early 19th century Kyle House is seen in the distance behind the village, surrounded by trees <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>