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TITLE
Stein Inn, Waterstein
EXTERNAL ID
HC_PLANNING_02_031_0896
PLACENAME
Stein
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Duirinish
PERIOD
1970s
CREATOR
T. Kenneth MacKenzie
SOURCE
The Highland Council Planning Department
ASSET ID
14421
KEYWORDS
inn
Telford
fishing industry
Lochbay
Stein Inn, Waterstein

Stein Inn claims to be the oldest inn on Skye, but the building comprises an amalgamation of several buildings and has been much altered over the years.

Stein itself was destined to be one of the British Fisheries Society's planned fishing villages and detailed plans were drawn up by Thomas Telford in 1790 incorporating a neo-classical church and schoolhouse, terraces of houses and even fountains. The ambitious plan was not fulfilled due in part to the fragile Skye economy, the harshness of the climate and the unpredictable nature of the herring shoals. A few of the buildings were constructed but the village today is limited to an intermittent row of houses strung along the shore, which includes the Inn built by Donald Maclean in 1800.

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Stein Inn, Waterstein

INVERNESS: Duirinish

1970s

inn; Telford; fishing industry; Lochbay

The Highland Council Planning Department

The Highland Council Planning Dept

Stein Inn claims to be the oldest inn on Skye, but the building comprises an amalgamation of several buildings and has been much altered over the years. <br /> <br /> Stein itself was destined to be one of the British Fisheries Society's planned fishing villages and detailed plans were drawn up by Thomas Telford in 1790 incorporating a neo-classical church and schoolhouse, terraces of houses and even fountains. The ambitious plan was not fulfilled due in part to the fragile Skye economy, the harshness of the climate and the unpredictable nature of the herring shoals. A few of the buildings were constructed but the village today is limited to an intermittent row of houses strung along the shore, which includes the Inn built by Donald Maclean in 1800.