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TITLE
Ferry and Caisteal Maol at Kyleakin, Isle of Skye
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0107
PLACENAME
Kyleakin
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Strath
PERIOD
1960s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31997
KEYWORDS
ferries
boats
boat
ships
ship
vessel
castles
bridges
postcards
Ferry and Caisteal Maol at Kyleakin, Isle of Skye

This postcard shows 'Lochalsh', the last of the turntable ferries to sail between Kyleakin and Kyle of Lochalsh. Caisteal Maol stands in the distance.

Kyleakin has been the main crossing point on Skye from the mainland at least since the 17th century. Until the mid-1930s, only one car at a time could be transported across the strait. Today the ferry is no longer in public use due to the building of the Skye Bridge, linking the island to the mainland.

The present Caisteal Maol (Moil or Moyle) probably dates from the 15th century and was home to the MacKinnons until the 17th century. Tradition relates that one of the MacKinnon chiefs was married to a Scandinavian princess, known as "Saucy Mary", who levied a toll on vessels passing through the Kyle

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Ferry and Caisteal Maol at Kyleakin, Isle of Skye

INVERNESS: Strath

1960s

ferries; boats; boat; ships; ship; vessel; castles; bridges; postcards

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows 'Lochalsh', the last of the turntable ferries to sail between Kyleakin and Kyle of Lochalsh. Caisteal Maol stands in the distance.<br /> <br /> Kyleakin has been the main crossing point on Skye from the mainland at least since the 17th century. Until the mid-1930s, only one car at a time could be transported across the strait. Today the ferry is no longer in public use due to the building of the Skye Bridge, linking the island to the mainland.<br /> <br /> The present Caisteal Maol (Moil or Moyle) probably dates from the 15th century and was home to the MacKinnons until the 17th century. Tradition relates that one of the MacKinnon chiefs was married to a Scandinavian princess, known as "Saucy Mary", who levied a toll on vessels passing through the Kyle