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TITLE
Kyleakin from North
EXTERNAL ID
PC_GHENDRY_062
PLACENAME
Kyleakin
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Strath
SOURCE
George Hendry
ASSET ID
22606
KEYWORDS
Kyleakin from North

This photograph shows a view south over arable land to the village of Kyleakin, on the east coast of the Isle of Skye. Kyleakin looks across to the village of Kyle of Lochalsh, on the mainland, and derives its name from the strait of Haakon, after King Haakon IV of Norway, whose fleet moored there prior to the Battle of Largs which saw an end to the Norwegian rule of the island. Castle Moil, the ruins of a fifeeteenth century castle, can be seen overlooking the village to the south.

A ferry once linked Kyleakin to the mainland, but was discontinued in 1995 when the Skye Bridge was completed.

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Kyleakin from North

INVERNESS: Strath

George Hendry

This photograph shows a view south over arable land to the village of Kyleakin, on the east coast of the Isle of Skye. Kyleakin looks across to the village of Kyle of Lochalsh, on the mainland, and derives its name from the strait of Haakon, after King Haakon IV of Norway, whose fleet moored there prior to the Battle of Largs which saw an end to the Norwegian rule of the island. Castle Moil, the ruins of a fifeeteenth century castle, can be seen overlooking the village to the south. <br /> <br /> A ferry once linked Kyleakin to the mainland, but was discontinued in 1995 when the Skye Bridge was completed.