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TITLE
The Jetty and Castle Moil, Kyleakin, Isle of Skye
EXTERNAL ID
HCD_CARD_048_AT
PLACENAME
Kyleakin
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Strath
DATE OF IMAGE
2009
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Andrew Taylor
SOURCE
Andrew Taylor
ASSET ID
12872
KEYWORDS
ferry
castle
cars
The Jetty and Castle Moil, Kyleakin, Isle of Skye

Kyleakin has been the main crossing point on Skye from the mainland at least since the 17th century. Until the mid-1930s, only one car at a time could be transported across the strait. Caisteal Maol (Moil or Moyle) stands in a prominent position in the background. The present castle probably dates from the 15th century and was home to the MacKinnons until the 17th century. Tradition relates that one of the MacKinnon chiefs was married to a Scandinavian princess, known as "Saucy Mary", who levied a toll on vessels passing through the Kyle

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The Jetty and Castle Moil, Kyleakin, Isle of Skye

INVERNESS: Strath

2000s

ferry; castle; cars

Andrew Taylor

Kyleakin has been the main crossing point on Skye from the mainland at least since the 17th century. Until the mid-1930s, only one car at a time could be transported across the strait. Caisteal Maol (Moil or Moyle) stands in a prominent position in the background. The present castle probably dates from the 15th century and was home to the MacKinnons until the 17th century. Tradition relates that one of the MacKinnon chiefs was married to a Scandinavian princess, known as "Saucy Mary", who levied a toll on vessels passing through the Kyle