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Dunvegan


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[ScG Dùn Bheagan, Bheagain].

Castle, village, and bay in the north-west Isle of Skye. While most of the present-day castle was constructed from the 15th to 19th centuries, its foundations date from the 9th. It has been occupied continuously-longer than any castle in Britain-by the same family, the MacLeods. The castle museum holds the famous ‘fairy flag’, thought to have been captured by the Saracens. The castle and environs have long been the focus of a considerable body of folklore.

See Brenda MacLeod, Tales of Dunvegan (Stirling, 1950).

Subjects: Religion.


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