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CASTLE MOIL, KYLEAKIN, ON THE STORIED ISLE OF SKYE

CASTLE MOIL, KYLEAKIN, ON THE STORIED ISLE OF SKYE

Kyleakin is a village spread out upon the eastern shore of the Isle of Skye and its name signifies the Kyle or strait of Hakon, the King of Norway who passed through it in 1263, when his forces were sailing to meet those of Alexander III at the battle of Largs. The Scots won, and the Hebrides ceased to be part of the Norse kingdom. Castle Moil, seen above, stands east of the village on a headland and it is said to have been built by " Saucy Mary." the Norwegian wife of a Macdonald, who hung a chain across the Kyle for the purpose of levying tolls.

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STORNOWAY PEAT

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