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TITLE
Caisteal Maol, Kyleakin
EXTERNAL ID
HCD00687
PLACENAME
Kyleakin
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Strath
PERIOD
1920s; 1930s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
12397
KEYWORDS
castle
clan
ruin
Caisteal Maol, Kyleakin

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 the stronghold of a 10th century princess, Saucy Mary, who was married to a MacKinnon chief. She is reputed to have exacted tolls from passing ships by stretching a chain across the strait


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Caisteal Maol, Kyleakin

INVERNESS: Strath

1920s; 1930s

castle; clan; ruin

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 the stronghold of a 10th century princess, Saucy Mary, who was married to a MacKinnon chief. She is reputed to have exacted tolls from passing ships by 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><br />