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TITLE
MacLeod's Tables, Isle of Skye
EXTERNAL ID
HCD_CARD_113
PLACENAME
Dunvegan
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Duirinish
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
12924
KEYWORDS
hills
loch
McLeod
MacLeod's Tables, Isle of Skye

The two distinctive flat topped hills of Healabhal Mhor (468m) on the right, and Healabhal Bheag (488m), known as MacLeod's Tables, are seen here from across Loch Dunvegan. Their name derives not only from their appearance, but from the tale concerning the eighth Chief of the Clan MacLeod, Alasdair Crotach. Having enjoyed a fine meal on a visit to the Royal Court, a lowland nobleman confronted MacLeod rather patronisingly, asking him whether he had ever seen such a grand setting on Skye. MacLeod retorted that indeed, he had a much grander hall and table on Skye, and proceeded to invite the nobleman to visit. When the visit took place, the nobleman was led up to Healabhal Mhor, where a splendid feast was laid out beneath the starry sky. He was forced to admit that the setting far exceeded anything in the south.


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MacLeod's Tables, Isle of Skye

INVERNESS: Duirinish

hills; loch; McLeod

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

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The two distinctive flat topped hills of Healabhal Mhor (468m) on the right, and Healabhal Bheag (488m), known as MacLeod's Tables, are seen here from across Loch Dunvegan. Their name derives not only from their appearance, but from the tale concerning the eighth Chief of the Clan MacLeod, Alasdair Crotach. Having enjoyed a fine meal on a visit to the Royal Court, a lowland nobleman confronted MacLeod rather patronisingly, asking him whether he had ever seen such a grand setting on Skye. MacLeod retorted that indeed, he had a much grander hall and table on Skye, and proceeded to invite the nobleman to visit. When the visit took place, the nobleman was led up to Healabhal Mhor, where a splendid feast was laid out beneath the starry sky. He was forced to admit that the setting far exceeded anything in the south. <br /> <br /> <br /> This image may be available to purchase.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href= "mailto: skyeandlochalsh.archives@highlifehighland.com" >Skye and Lochalsh Archives</a>