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TITLE
Portree from the Meall. Isle of Skye
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_2479
PLACENAME
Portree
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Portree
PERIOD
1910s; 1920s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
34384
KEYWORDS
village
harbour
houses
fishing
Portree from the Meall. Isle of Skye

The Meall or Lump, the wooded hillock above the harbour, gives a good vantage point from which to view the village and Portree Bay. The older buildings are situated close to the harbour, with Beaumont Crescent on the left fronting the shore, and the curving elevated terrace of houses behind on Mill Road, named Bosville Terrace. The name is linked to the first Lord Macdonald through his wife Elizabeth Diana Bosville.

A timber framework for drying fishing nets can be seen below Cuddy Point, from the Gaelic for juvenile Coalfish cudaige, a common catch for local boys fishing off the rocks

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Portree from the Meall. Isle of Skye

INVERNESS: Portree

1910s; 1920s

village; harbour; houses; fishing

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

The Meall or Lump, the wooded hillock above the harbour, gives a good vantage point from which to view the village and Portree Bay. The older buildings are situated close to the harbour, with Beaumont Crescent on the left fronting the shore, and the curving elevated terrace of houses behind on Mill Road, named Bosville Terrace. The name is linked to the first Lord Macdonald through his wife Elizabeth Diana Bosville.<br /> <br /> A timber framework for drying fishing nets can be seen below Cuddy Point, from the Gaelic for juvenile Coalfish cudaige, a common catch for local boys fishing off the rocks