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TITLE
Somerled Square, Portree
EXTERNAL ID
HC_PLANNING_06_011_0830
PLACENAME
Portree
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Portree
DATE OF IMAGE
7 August 1980
PERIOD
1980s
CREATOR
T. Kenneth MacKenzie
SOURCE
The Highland Council Planning Department
ASSET ID
15180
KEYWORDS
vehicles
cars
hotels
war memorials
car parks
Somerled Square, Portree

Portree's Somerled Square takes its name from the 12th century warrior chief of the MacDonalds. The layout of the square has been altered several times since this photograph was taken in the 1980s.

Portree expanded rapidly during the 19th century and the Portree Hotel, in the centre of the photograph, was built in 1875 to cater for the increase in traffic. Wentworth Street, to the left of the hotel, is the main commercial street in Portree and leads towards the harbour. The War Memorial in the foreground was erected in 1922 and is a smaller version of Edinburgh's mercat cross.

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Somerled Square, Portree

INVERNESS: Portree

1980s

vehicles; cars; hotels; war memorials; car parks

The Highland Council Planning Department

The Highland Council Planning Dept

Portree's Somerled Square takes its name from the 12th century warrior chief of the MacDonalds. The layout of the square has been altered several times since this photograph was taken in the 1980s.<br /> <br /> Portree expanded rapidly during the 19th century and the Portree Hotel, in the centre of the photograph, was built in 1875 to cater for the increase in traffic. Wentworth Street, to the left of the hotel, is the main commercial street in Portree and leads towards the harbour. The War Memorial in the foreground was erected in 1922 and is a smaller version of Edinburgh's mercat cross.