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TITLE
Castle Moyle, Kyleakin, Isle of Skye
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_2287
PLACENAME
Kyleakin
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Strath
PERIOD
1910s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
34187
KEYWORDS
castle
village
harbour
photographer
Castle Moyle, Kyleakin, Isle of Skye

The ruins of Castle Moyle, also spelt Moil or Maol, stand overlooking Kyleakin harbour and what was once the main ferry crossing between Skye and the mainland. Kyle Akin is said to get its name from the Norwegian King Haakon whose fleet passed through the strait on its route to Largs and the crucial Battle there in 1263. This card was published by Duncan Macpherson, the Kyle pharmacist and keen photographer. His shop, situated close to the ferry slipway in Kyle, was an ideal location to sell postcards and other tourist related products, as well as the more usual chemist's items. Macpherson spent much of his leisure time exploring and photographing the area around Kyle and Skye was a favourite destination

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Castle Moyle, Kyleakin, Isle of Skye

INVERNESS: Strath

1910s

castle; village; harbour; photographer

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

The ruins of Castle Moyle, also spelt Moil or Maol, stand overlooking Kyleakin harbour and what was once the main ferry crossing between Skye and the mainland. Kyle Akin is said to get its name from the Norwegian King Haakon whose fleet passed through the strait on its route to Largs and the crucial Battle there in 1263. This card was published by Duncan Macpherson, the Kyle pharmacist and keen photographer. His shop, situated close to the ferry slipway in Kyle, was an ideal location to sell postcards and other tourist related products, as well as the more usual chemist's items. Macpherson spent much of his leisure time exploring and photographing the area around Kyle and Skye was a favourite destination