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TITLE
Redcliff, Portree
EXTERNAL ID
HCD_CARD_197
PLACENAME
Portree
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Portree
PERIOD
1930s
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
12984
KEYWORDS
houses
Redcliffe
Portree
villages
boat houses
Redcliff, Portree

Redcliff (sometimes Redcliffe) is situated at Scorrybreac, on the north side of Portree Bay, and is probably named after the rocks which separate this area of Portree from the harbour. The houses seen behind are located on Mill road. Redcliff was owned by one of the Macdonald family associated with Viewfield House, also in Portree. Harry Macdonald first came to Skye from Dingwall in the early 1800s and he and his family became firmly established in Skye society. His son, also Harry (1855 - 1905) took over Viewfield House from his father, while another son John (1849 - 1921), lived first in Portree House, and then Redcliff. John's descendants, through his elder son Major General Harry Macdonald (1886 - 1976), still live in the house.


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Redcliff, Portree

INVERNESS: Portree

1930s

houses; Redcliffe; Portree; villages; boat houses

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

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Redcliff (sometimes Redcliffe) is situated at Scorrybreac, on the north side of Portree Bay, and is probably named after the rocks which separate this area of Portree from the harbour. The houses seen behind are located on Mill road. Redcliff was owned by one of the Macdonald family associated with Viewfield House, also in Portree. Harry Macdonald first came to Skye from Dingwall in the early 1800s and he and his family became firmly established in Skye society. His son, also Harry (1855 - 1905) took over Viewfield House from his father, while another son John (1849 - 1921), lived first in Portree House, and then Redcliff. John's descendants, through his elder son Major General Harry Macdonald (1886 - 1976), still live in the house. <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><br />