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TITLE
Loch Dunvegan from Dining Room Window, Dunvegan Castle
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_2404
PLACENAME
Dunvegan
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Duirinish
PERIOD
1920s; 1930s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
34310
KEYWORDS
castle
Dunvegan
clan
MacLeod
loch
McLeod
Loch Dunvegan from Dining Room Window, Dunvegan Castle

From its elevated position on the shores of Loch Dunvegan, Dunvegan Castle has been the stronghold of the Clan MacLeod for nearly seven centuries. Easy access to the seas around the Hebrides and the West coast of Scotland and beyond, as well as a fresh water well on site, ensured the Castle made an ideal base.

The dining room, from which this view was taken, was part of the re-modelling of the castle undertaken by Norman, the 23rd Chief, in 1790, which transformed the castle from a medieval building into a comfortable family home. Ancestral portraits line the walls of the dining room which is still used regularly by the family when in residence. The small stone statue just seen on the right of the postcard is now housed inside the castle, and is thought to be modelled on the 15th Chief, Rory Mor's wife, Isabel MacDonald of Glengarry. It may have been one of a pair supporting a fireplace.

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Loch Dunvegan from Dining Room Window, Dunvegan Castle

INVERNESS: Duirinish

1920s; 1930s

castle; Dunvegan; clan; MacLeod; loch; McLeod

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From its elevated position on the shores of Loch Dunvegan, Dunvegan Castle has been the stronghold of the Clan MacLeod for nearly seven centuries. Easy access to the seas around the Hebrides and the West coast of Scotland and beyond, as well as a fresh water well on site, ensured the Castle made an ideal base.<br /> <br /> The dining room, from which this view was taken, was part of the re-modelling of the castle undertaken by Norman, the 23rd Chief, in 1790, which transformed the castle from a medieval building into a comfortable family home. Ancestral portraits line the walls of the dining room which is still used regularly by the family when in residence. The small stone statue just seen on the right of the postcard is now housed inside the castle, and is thought to be modelled on the 15th Chief, Rory Mor's wife, Isabel MacDonald of Glengarry. It may have been one of a pair supporting a fireplace.