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TITLE
Portree from Inveralavaig Skye
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_2483
PLACENAME
Portree
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Portree
PERIOD
1900s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
34389
KEYWORDS
village
harbour
pier
houses
Portree from Inveralavaig Skye

Inveralavaig lies across the Loch from Portree. The name, sometimes referred to as Inveralvaig or Inveralivaig, derives from the Gaelic for the mouth of a small burn. The crofts on this west facing slope were at one time more easily accessible by boat than across country, and indeed a small boat-building business thrived here for many years.

The photograph takes in the wooded Meall on the extreme left, with the Marine Hotel below, and the pier and harbour close by. The older core of the village can be seen overlooking Portree Bay; Beaumont Crescent on the shore facing onto the harbour, the Royal Hotel behind and Bosville Terrace curving along Mill Road towards the north route out of the village

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Portree from Inveralavaig Skye

INVERNESS: Portree

1900s

village; harbour; pier; houses

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

Inveralavaig lies across the Loch from Portree. The name, sometimes referred to as Inveralvaig or Inveralivaig, derives from the Gaelic for the mouth of a small burn. The crofts on this west facing slope were at one time more easily accessible by boat than across country, and indeed a small boat-building business thrived here for many years.<br /> <br /> The photograph takes in the wooded Meall on the extreme left, with the Marine Hotel below, and the pier and harbour close by. The older core of the village can be seen overlooking Portree Bay; Beaumont Crescent on the shore facing onto the harbour, the Royal Hotel behind and Bosville Terrace curving along Mill Road towards the north route out of the village