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148199, 843412


Salmon netting station, in existence by 1811 at least (map held by Skye and Lochalsh Museums Service) and therefore predating development of the town of Portree. The statiuon must have been promoted by or at least supported by Lord Macdonald, the then owner of this part of Skye.

Single storey block, roughly L-plan, but not all one building, and with alterations. Whitewashed rubble, roofs mostly slated. Long range with gable fronting bay is shown as 2 separate blocks on 1811 maps; infill block looks late 19th century and has Welsh slates on its roof; end nearest bay (ie original free-standing block) roofed with corrugated sheeting. House at far end appears to incorporate early 3-bay range of original block, with end stacks, full-height extension to lengthen block, jamb added to front.

Longer element of pre 1811 station is slightly deeper on plan than the remainder, and is set on slope, its roof and eaves level also sloping (ie wall-height is constant,ridge is on incline/decline). Square-headed openings, mostly early/original and comparatively small. Large green to NW with tall poles erected for drying/inspecting/repairing nets, bounded in part by road and modern fence.

Statement of Special Interest

A good illustrative example of this type of building, representing one of the various means by which landowners sought to obtain capital from thier property and provide employment for local labour, ie prior to the great phase of the clearances.



Shown in the background of Daniell's view of Portree, 1813. Information from District Council Museums Service - also map of 1811 noted above.

About Listed Buildings

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We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

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