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Kyleakin, Highland

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Kyleakin, Highland

The village of Kyleakin is situated on the east coast of the Isle of Skye in the Inner Hebrides, along the strait of Kyle Akin opposite the northwest Scottish mainland town of Kyle of Lochalsh. Its name derives from 'Strait of Haakon' named after the King Haakon IV of Norway whose fleet moored there prior to the Battle of Largs in 1263 which ended Norwegian rule of the island.
Administrative CountyHighland
Traditional CountyInverness-shire
OS GridNG7526
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityNorthern Scotland
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHighlands and Islands
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHighlands and Islands
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01599

Other names by which Kyleakin, Highland has been known in the past

Kyle Akin

Kyleakin, Highland in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Kyleakin, vil., Strath par., Skye island, Inverness-shire, on Kyle Akin, 8 miles NE. of Broadford; P.O., T.O.; Kyleakin Ferry is the chief point of communication between Skye island and the mainland; Kyleakin Lighthouse, on Gillean island, 1 mile N. of Kyleakin vil., amd at W. entramce to Loch Alsh, is 70 ft. high, with fixed light 53 ft. above high water and seen 12 m.

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