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DUNVEGAN CASTLE, ON THE MISTY MOUNTAIN ISLAND OF SKYE

DUNVEGAN CASTLE, ON THE MISTY MOUNTAIN ISLAND OF SKYE

The very wild, very lonely and very damp island of Skye is the second largest of the Hebrides and is counted as part of Inverness-shire. It is almost untouched by modern times, and has some of the most rugged mountains in Britain, and these, with the atmospheric effects brought about by the extreme humidity, make beautiful sights worth going far to see. The Norsemen held Skye until the thirteenth century, but made few settlements. After that there were disputes among the Macdonalds, the Macleods of Lewis and Harris and the Mackinnons. Dunvegan Castle, by the shore of Loch Dunvegan on the north-west coast, has been the seat of the Macleod of Macleod for centuries. The earliest parts date from the ninth century, but there is also much that is modern.

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