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TITLE
Eilean Ban Light near Kyleakin
EXTERNAL ID
PC_GHENDRY_067
PLACENAME
Eilean Ban
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
SOURCE
George Hendry
ASSET ID
22611
KEYWORDS
Eilean Ban Light near Kyleakin

This photograph shows a view of Eilean Ban Lighthouse near Kyleakin, Isle of Skye. Today, the Skye Bridge bestrides Eilean Ban just beside the lighthouse.

The lighthouse, some 70 feet in height, was built in 1857 from brick and rubble. Two lighthouse keepers and their families were originally housed on the island in the cottages. Gavin Maxwell, the author and naturalist, purchased the island in 1963, with ambitions to turn it into a wildlife park, but his premature death prevented this from occuring. The island is now owned by a Trust, which wishes to convserve the island's environment.

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Eilean Ban Light near Kyleakin

ROSS: Lochalsh

George Hendry

This photograph shows a view of Eilean Ban Lighthouse near Kyleakin, Isle of Skye. Today, the Skye Bridge bestrides Eilean Ban just beside the lighthouse. <br /> <br /> The lighthouse, some 70 feet in height, was built in 1857 from brick and rubble. Two lighthouse keepers and their families were originally housed on the island in the cottages. Gavin Maxwell, the author and naturalist, purchased the island in 1963, with ambitions to turn it into a wildlife park, but his premature death prevented this from occuring. The island is now owned by a Trust, which wishes to convserve the island's environment.