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TITLE
A Township midst the Mountains of Skye.
EXTERNAL ID
HCD_CARD_254
PLACENAME
Luib
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Strath
PERIOD
1930s; 1940s
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
13033
KEYWORDS
villages
Cuillin
Beinn Dearg Mhor
A Township midst the Mountains of Skye.

The collection of thatched cottages pictured is the old crofting township of Luib which lies on the shore of Loch Ainort on the east coast of Skye. The name Luib is derived from the Gaelic word for a bend, and indeed the village straddles a bend in the A850 main road from Kyleakin to Portree, constructed in the 1940s round the shore of the loch rather than across the moor above Dunan. Originally the township consisted of 24 thatched buildings with associated enclosures, field walls and head-dyke. Today, most of the thatched houses have been slated, but a couple remain. This view of Luib, with the Red Cuillin behind, dates from the first half of the 20th century.


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A Township midst the Mountains of Skye.

INVERNESS: Strath

1930s; 1940s

villages; Cuillin; Beinn Dearg Mhor

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Dualchas Postcards

The collection of thatched cottages pictured is the old crofting township of Luib which lies on the shore of Loch Ainort on the east coast of Skye. The name Luib is derived from the Gaelic word for a bend, and indeed the village straddles a bend in the A850 main road from Kyleakin to Portree, constructed in the 1940s round the shore of the loch rather than across the moor above Dunan. Originally the township consisted of 24 thatched buildings with associated enclosures, field walls and head-dyke. Today, most of the thatched houses have been slated, but a couple remain. This view of Luib, with the Red Cuillin behind, dates from the first half of the 20th century. <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 />