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TITLE
Ferry and Castle Moil at Kyleakin, Isle of Skye
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0265
PLACENAME
Kyleakin
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Strath
PERIOD
1960s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32167
KEYWORDS
ferries
ferry boats
Skye Bridge
postcards
castles
piers
bus
ferry boats
Ferry and Castle Moil at Kyleakin, Isle of Skye

This postcard shows the ferry and Castle Moil at Kyleakin, on the Isle of Skye. MacBraynes buses wait at the quayside for passengers leaving the ferry.

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.

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 Castle Moil at Kyleakin, Isle of Skye

INVERNESS: Strath

1960s

ferries; ferry boats; Skye Bridge; postcards; castles; piers; bus; ferry boats

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows the ferry and Castle Moil at Kyleakin, on the Isle of Skye. MacBraynes buses wait at the quayside for passengers leaving the ferry.<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. <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