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TITLE
Landscaping of Somerled Square, Portree
EXTERNAL ID
HC_PLANNING_10_021_2069
PLACENAME
Portree
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Portree
DATE OF IMAGE
16 May 1984
PERIOD
1980s
CREATOR
T. Kenneth MacKenzie
SOURCE
The Highland Council Planning Department
ASSET ID
16332
KEYWORDS
villages
village squares
Landscaping of Somerled Square, Portree

Somerled Square, in the centre of Portree, takes its name from the 12th century warrior chief of the Clan Donald.

The layout of the square has been altered several times over the years, with early photographs showing the area almost exclusively used for car parking. By the time this photograph was taken in 1984, it was recognised that the many visitors to the village would benefit from an attractive central area to spend time in It was with this in mind that the Square was landscaped again. Vehicles were not excluded completely however, and bus lanes were included as part of the scheme.

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Landscaping of Somerled Square, Portree

INVERNESS: Portree

1980s

villages; village squares

The Highland Council Planning Department

The Highland Council Planning Dept

Somerled Square, in the centre of Portree, takes its name from the 12th century warrior chief of the Clan Donald.<br /> <br /> The layout of the square has been altered several times over the years, with early photographs showing the area almost exclusively used for car parking. By the time this photograph was taken in 1984, it was recognised that the many visitors to the village would benefit from an attractive central area to spend time in It was with this in mind that the Square was landscaped again. Vehicles were not excluded completely however, and bus lanes were included as part of the scheme.