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Dunvegan Castle

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Isle of Skye

Postcard of Dunvegan Castle.
000-000-579-574-C
© National Museums Scotland

Dunvegan Castle

This engraving depicts the tower and fortress of Dunvegan, a coastal fortress in Skye reflecting the importance of sea power in Highland history and principal residence of the MacLeod chieftains.

The 16th century tower and banqueting hall provided a focus for the traditional patronage of Gaelic culture by MacLeod who customarily rewarded generously poets, harpers and pipers for their fulsome praise of Dun nan Cliar (Dunvegan of the Poet Bands) and Talla nan Cuach (The Banqueting Hall of the Cups).


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Online ID: 000-000-579-574-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0869: The Bagpipe Collection
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  Bagpipe Archive 2.9
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What: Engraving of Dunvegan Castle
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Who: MacLeod chieftains (residents of Dunvegan Castle)
Where: Scotland, Isle of Skye, Dunvegan Castle (depicted)
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Description: Engraving of Dunvegan Castle.
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