United Kingdom Portree Harbour

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Jakub Bors

About This Spot

The village of Portree, situated on the east side of Skye overlooking a sheltered bay, is the capital of the Isle of Skye.
Portree is only about 200 years old and was created as a fishing village at the beginning of the 19th century by the then Lord MacDonald. The name Portree or Port Righ, King’s Port in Gaelic, (as on the road signs) is popularly thought to derive from a visit by King James V (of Scotland) in 1540, but the area around the harbour was called Portree or Portray long before the arrival of the king. Its name really comes from the Gaelic for Port on the Slope.
All in all, this is an incredible spot for landscape and seascape photographers who wants to capture the true essence of this historic town.

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