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TITLE
Lighthouse on Eilean Ban, Kyle of Lochalsh
EXTERNAL ID
HCD00918
PLACENAME
Kyle of Lochalsh
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
PERIOD
1930s; 1940s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
12576
KEYWORDS
lighthouse
island
Eilean Ban
Gavin Maxwell
Isle of Skye
Lighthouse on Eilean Ban, Kyle of Lochalsh

The lighthouse, with its 70ft tower, was built in 1857 from brick and rubble. The two keepers and their families were housed in the cottages on the island with the children being ferried to school at Kyleakin. The lighthouse became automatic in 1960. In 1963 Gavin Maxwell, author and naturalist, bought the island and cottages with plans to turn it into a wild-life park, but his early death a few years later prevented these reaching fruition. The island now acts as a support for the Skye Bridge, but is owned by a Trust, including the Born Free Foundation, which seeks to conserve the island's environment. The hills of Skye are in the background


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Lighthouse on Eilean Ban, Kyle of Lochalsh

ROSS: Lochalsh

1930s; 1940s

lighthouse; island; Eilean Ban; Gavin Maxwell; Isle of Skye

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

The lighthouse, with its 70ft tower, was built in 1857 from brick and rubble. The two keepers and their families were housed in the cottages on the island with the children being ferried to school at Kyleakin. The lighthouse became automatic in 1960. In 1963 Gavin Maxwell, author and naturalist, bought the island and cottages with plans to turn it into a wild-life park, but his early death a few years later prevented these reaching fruition. The island now acts as a support for the Skye Bridge, but is owned by a Trust, including the Born Free Foundation, which seeks to conserve the island's environment. The hills of Skye are in the background <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 />