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TITLE
State of Skye Inns, page 2
EXTERNAL ID
Z_CDT_22_MEP4554_2_2
DISTRICT
Skye
DATE OF IMAGE
1 October 1810
PERIOD
1810s
SOURCE
Clan Donald Library and Museum of the Isles
ASSET ID
2608
KEYWORDS
inns
buildings
estates
lands
Skye
land owners
stables
State of Skye Inns, page 2

A report to Lord MacDonald regarding the present situation of the inns on his property.

The inn at Kylerhea is mostly frequented by cattle dealers and is in fairly good condition apart from the lack of a stable. It had been previously decided not to build a stable until the price of timber fell but that was proving to be inconvenient to the public and the innkeeper. At the time animals were being stabled in an unfinished room that had been intended for a kitchen, which was making the house dirty.

Lord MacDonald's commissioners had instructed a house to be built at Stenscholl, on the east side of Trotternish, at a price of not more than £200. There was a promise of land to go with the house and that good use if it would be made by the public.

It was also commented that when the Kyleakin 'communication' was finished it would be necessary to build an inn there and also one at Ardvasar.

This manuscript is from the collection of the Clan Donald Library and Museum of the Isles, Isle of Skye

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State of Skye Inns, page 2

1810s

inns; buildings; estates; lands; Skye; land owners; stables

Clan Donald Library and Museum of the Isles

Clan Donald Library papers - various

A report to Lord MacDonald regarding the present situation of the inns on his property.<br /> <br /> The inn at Kylerhea is mostly frequented by cattle dealers and is in fairly good condition apart from the lack of a stable. It had been previously decided not to build a stable until the price of timber fell but that was proving to be inconvenient to the public and the innkeeper. At the time animals were being stabled in an unfinished room that had been intended for a kitchen, which was making the house dirty. <br /> <br /> Lord MacDonald's commissioners had instructed a house to be built at Stenscholl, on the east side of Trotternish, at a price of not more than £200. There was a promise of land to go with the house and that good use if it would be made by the public.<br /> <br /> It was also commented that when the Kyleakin 'communication' was finished it would be necessary to build an inn there and also one at Ardvasar.<br /> <br /> This manuscript is from the collection of the Clan Donald Library and Museum of the Isles, Isle of Skye