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TITLE
Dun Sgaith, Isle of Skye
EXTERNAL ID
HCD00947
PLACENAME
Dun Sgaith
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Sleat
PERIOD
1930s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
12603
KEYWORDS
Dun Sgaith
castle
Sleat
Cu Chullin
Norse
warriors
Dun Sgaith, Isle of Skye

The ruins of the late-medieval castle Dun Sgaith, stand on an isolated rocky mass on the west of the Sleat peninsula. The castle had a long and turbulent history. Originally a Norse stronghold, then held by the MacLeods until 1266, it became the MacDonalds' principal seat until it was abandoned in favour of Duntulm in the north of Skye. It was the residence of the warrior Queen Sgaithach who helped the great Irish hero Cu Chullin perfect his military skills


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Dun Sgaith, Isle of Skye

INVERNESS: Sleat

1930s

Dun Sgaith; castle; Sleat; Cu Chullin; Norse; warriors

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

The ruins of the late-medieval castle Dun Sgaith, stand on an isolated rocky mass on the west of the Sleat peninsula. The castle had a long and turbulent history. Originally a Norse stronghold, then held by the MacLeods until 1266, it became the MacDonalds' principal seat until it was abandoned in favour of Duntulm in the north of Skye. It was the residence of the warrior Queen Sgaithach who helped the great Irish hero Cu Chullin perfect his military skills <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 />