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TITLE
The MacLeod Maidens, Isle of Skye
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_2414
PLACENAME
Orbost
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Duirinish
PERIOD
1920s; 1930s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
34320
KEYWORDS
rock formations
sea stacks
McLeod
The MacLeod Maidens, Isle of Skye

MacLeod's Maidens are three pillars of rock close to Idrigall Point at the entrance to Loch Bracadale on the western side of Skye. The rocky coastline features many caves, arches and stacks formed by the eroding action of the sea. Several legends surround the Maidens, but generally they are regarded as the wife and two daughters of a 14th Century MacLeod Chief, drowned after a shipwreck when returning to Dunvegan after the Chief was killed in a clan battle on Harris.

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The MacLeod Maidens, Isle of Skye

INVERNESS: Duirinish

1920s; 1930s

rock formations; sea stacks; McLeod

Highland Libraries

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MacLeod's Maidens are three pillars of rock close to Idrigall Point at the entrance to Loch Bracadale on the western side of Skye. The rocky coastline features many caves, arches and stacks formed by the eroding action of the sea. Several legends surround the Maidens, but generally they are regarded as the wife and two daughters of a 14th Century MacLeod Chief, drowned after a shipwreck when returning to Dunvegan after the Chief was killed in a clan battle on Harris.