KYLEAKIN/EILEAN BAN LIGHTHOUSE

ARLHS # SCO-315

ISLE OF SKYE ...... EU 008 .... SCOTLAND


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All photographs by Bill Newman....MØBNN...MMØBNN/p

I have activated this lighthouse 5 times between 29th March 2002 and 17th August 2005

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KYLEAKIN LIGHTHOUSE IS LOCATED ON THE SMALL ISLE OF EILEAN BAN IN THE SOUND OF SLEAT AND IS NOW SITUATED UNDERNEATH THE NEW SKYE BRIDGE WHICH RUNS FROM KYLE OF LOCHALSH ON MAINLAND SCOTLAND TO KYLEAKIN ON THE ISLE OF SKYE,(THE BRIDGE IS NOW TOLL FREE).. ENGINEERS DAVID AND THOMAS STEVENSON, ESTABLISHED 1857, INACTIVE 1993. 70 FEET/ 21 METERS.

THE HOUSES ON THE RIGHT OF THE LIGHTHOUSE WERE USED BY THE AUTHOR GAVIN MAXWELL WHO WROTE "RING OF BRIGHT WATER" A STORY ABOUT TEKO THE SEA OTTER. IN 1968 AFTER A FIRE DESTROYED HIS COTTAGE "CAMUSFEARNA "AT SANDAIG, HE MOVED TO EILEAN BAN ISLAND TO CONVERT IT INTO A SCOTTISH WILDLIFE PARK BUT BECAUSE OF GAVIN MAXWELL'S UNTIMELY DEATH IN 1969 THE PROJECT WAS ABANDONED.

 

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