Kyleakin, Isle of Skye, Scotland
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The village of Kyleakin is located across from Kyle of Lochalsh. The narrow strait
between the two is the shortest distance from the island to the mainland of Scotland.
There was a ferry service operating there, that was in existence as early as 1841. The new
bridge to the Isle of Skye was opened in October 1985. The ferries were retired the same
day the bridge opened, leaving the people of Skye with a privately-run extortionately
The name of the village, Kyle Akin (note it is really two words, you pronounce it Kyle
AH-kin, and not Kyleekin!), derives from the Scots Gaelic Caol Acain, meaning the
Strait of Haakon named after the Norwegian King Haakon. The village of
Kyleakin is the site of Castle Moil, an ancient fortress now in ruins.
These Kyleakin pages includes information on where to stay, what to do, as well as
information on the history of Kyleakin, and the rest of the Isle of Skye. Come here if you
want to find tourist information, or if you come from the area - just come on in just for