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TITLE
Caisteal Maol at Kyleakin, Skye
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0236
PLACENAME
Kyleakin
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Strath
PERIOD
1890s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32135
KEYWORDS
castles
ferries
postcards
clans
villages
Caisteal Maol at Kyleakin, Skye

This postcard shows Caisteal Maol, with the village of Kyleakin in the distance.

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.

Kyleakin has been the main crossing point to Skye from the mainland since at least 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, which links the island to the mainland

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Caisteal Maol at Kyleakin, Skye

INVERNESS: Strath

1890s

castles; ferries; postcards; clans; villages

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows Caisteal Maol, with the village of Kyleakin in the distance.<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.<br /> <br /> Kyleakin has been the main crossing point to Skye from the mainland since at least 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, which links the island to the mainland