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TITLE
Portree Bay
EXTERNAL ID
HCD01060
PLACENAME
Portree
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Portree
PERIOD
1920s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
12688
KEYWORDS
Portree
King James V
Meall
Portree Bay

Portree was named to commemorate the visit of 12 ships of King James V of Scotland in 1540. It became a settlement of any note only after 1780, when founded by Sir James MacDonald. It is now Skye's largest town. The land mass just visible in the bottom left corner, is known as the Meall, a promontory that creates a sheltered harbour. Duncan Macpherson visited Portree often and used this photograph to illustrate his book 'Lure of the West'


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Portree Bay

INVERNESS: Portree

1920s

Portree; King James V; Meall

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

Portree was named to commemorate the visit of 12 ships of King James V of Scotland in 1540. It became a settlement of any note only after 1780, when founded by Sir James MacDonald. It is now Skye's largest town. The land mass just visible in the bottom left corner, is known as the Meall, a promontory that creates a sheltered harbour. Duncan Macpherson visited Portree often and used this photograph to illustrate his book 'Lure of the West' <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 />