Kyle of Lochalsh: A village in the Scottish Highlands en-route to Skye

Kyle of Lochash

This evening, I am posting information on Kyle of Lochalsh, a village in the west of Scotland which is located at the entrance to Loch Alsh, a sea loch.

From an etymological perspective, Kyke of Lochalsh means the narrow entrance to Lochalsh with Lochalsh being a name whose origins and meaning are obscure.

Kyle of Lochalsh is positioned close to the Skye Bridge and thus offers easy access to the Isle of Skye, one of Scotland’s top visitor sites.

More information:
  • Population 630
  • About eighty miles S.W.of Inverness in the Scottish Highlands.
  • Well endowed with hotels and other accommodation.
  • Benefits from a railway station.
  • Has harbour and marina.
  • Marine wildlife is present in the local waters.
  • Home to a range of retail outlets from grocery to specialist craft shops.
  • Offers good views of Kyleakin across the stretch of water known as Kyle Akin.
  • Just nine miles west of popular visitor attraction, Eilean Donan Castle.
Video clip from Kyle of Lochalsh looking towards Skye Bridge and across Kyle Akin.

Skye Bridge from Kyle of Lochalsh

Kyle of Lochalsh

View towards Kyleakin, Skye from Kyle of Lochalsh

Kyle of Lochalsh shops

Kyle of Lochalsh Railway Station


  1. The Kyle Scottish clan embodies the essence of Scotland, their history and traditions woven into the fabric of a remarkable heritage.


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