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TITLE
Captain Fraser's Folly, Uig, Skye
EXTERNAL ID
HC_PLANNING_08_020_1304
PLACENAME
Uig
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Kilmuir
DATE OF IMAGE
26 May 1982
PERIOD
1980s
CREATOR
T. Kenneth MacKenzie
SOURCE
The Highland Council Planning Department
ASSET ID
15822
KEYWORDS
folly
Uig Tower
Captain Fraser's Folly, Uig, Skye

The tower in this photograph is usually referred to as Captain Fraser's Folly. It dates from around 1860 and was built for the then owner of Kilmuir Estate, Major William Fraser. It is situated on a headland overlooking Uig Bay. Fraser was an unpopular landlord who carried out the last major clearances on Skye. Some felt he received his just desserts when Uig Lodge, the Estate house, was washed away in the devastating flood of 1877.

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Captain Fraser's Folly, Uig, Skye

INVERNESS: Kilmuir

1980s

folly; Uig Tower

The Highland Council Planning Department

The Highland Council Planning Dept

The tower in this photograph is usually referred to as Captain Fraser's Folly. It dates from around 1860 and was built for the then owner of Kilmuir Estate, Major William Fraser. It is situated on a headland overlooking Uig Bay. Fraser was an unpopular landlord who carried out the last major clearances on Skye. Some felt he received his just desserts when Uig Lodge, the Estate house, was washed away in the devastating flood of 1877.