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TITLE
Kyleakin ferry
EXTERNAL ID
PC_GHENDRY_069
PLACENAME
Kyleakin
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Strath
SOURCE
George Hendry
ASSET ID
22613
KEYWORDS
Kyleakin ferry

This photograph shows a view of the Kyleakin ferry, its tiny size clearly evident, transporting a car across from Kyle of Lochalsh, on the mainland, to Kyleakin on the Isle of Skye. The ruins of Castle Moil, a fifeeteenth century castle, can be seen on the right hand corner of the photograph and a couple of large yachts are seen ar anchor. The ferry was discontinued in 1995 when the controversial Skye Bridge was completed.

Kyleakin derives its name from '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.

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Kyleakin ferry

INVERNESS: Strath

George Hendry

This photograph shows a view of the Kyleakin ferry, its tiny size clearly evident, transporting a car across from Kyle of Lochalsh, on the mainland, to Kyleakin on the Isle of Skye. The ruins of Castle Moil, a fifeeteenth century castle, can be seen on the right hand corner of the photograph and a couple of large yachts are seen ar anchor. The ferry was discontinued in 1995 when the controversial Skye Bridge was completed.<br /> <br /> Kyleakin derives its name from '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.