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TITLE
Struan, Dunvegan, Skye
EXTERNAL ID
HCD_CARD_131
PLACENAME
Struan
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Bracadale
PERIOD
1930s
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
12930
KEYWORDS
landscapes
coasts
islands
settlements
Struan, Dunvegan, Skye

This photograph was taken from above the main Dunvegan to Sligachan road, through the township of Struan on the Isle of Skye. In the bottom right is the schoolhouse, and the collection of houses to the left is Struanmore. Struan is situated on the west side of the Isle of Skye, but at one of the narrowest points of the island. A hill road crosses over the island connecting Struan on the west and Portree on the east and is the most inland road on the island, the central point being about 4 miles from the coast.

To the right, in the distance, are Ullinish Point and the tidal island of Oronsay, and in the left foreground is Loch Harport with Ardtreck Point jutting out and the Minginish peninsula behind.

Struan is probably best known as having one of the best preserved brochs on the island. Dun Beag, as it is known, still has substantial exterior walls remaining although, over the years, stone has been removed for local domestic use. Excavations have uncovered weapons, implements, arrowheads and combs made from bone, horn and pottery from the Bronze Age and possibly from the Stone Age.


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Struan, Dunvegan, Skye

INVERNESS: Bracadale

1930s

landscapes; coasts; islands; settlements

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Dualchas Postcards

This photograph was taken from above the main Dunvegan to Sligachan road, through the township of Struan on the Isle of Skye. In the bottom right is the schoolhouse, and the collection of houses to the left is Struanmore. Struan is situated on the west side of the Isle of Skye, but at one of the narrowest points of the island. A hill road crosses over the island connecting Struan on the west and Portree on the east and is the most inland road on the island, the central point being about 4 miles from the coast.<br /> <br /> To the right, in the distance, are Ullinish Point and the tidal island of Oronsay, and in the left foreground is Loch Harport with Ardtreck Point jutting out and the Minginish peninsula behind.<br /> <br /> Struan is probably best known as having one of the best preserved brochs on the island. Dun Beag, as it is known, still has substantial exterior walls remaining although, over the years, stone has been removed for local domestic use. Excavations have uncovered weapons, implements, arrowheads and combs made from bone, horn and pottery from the Bronze Age and possibly from the Stone Age. <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>