Mark (mhaithaca) wrote in scotlandtravel,

4/6: Port Righ

Portree, where the Dunsgiath B&B is, is spelled "Port Righ" in Gaelic. Aha! It means "royal harbour," and refers to a visit to the area by King James V of Scotland in 1540.

Dunsgiath itself (it's pronounced roughly "dun-skye") is a quiet, nicely decorated upper two stories of one of the pierside buildings that date back to the 1800s. Alison's not sure how long it's been a guest house; she and Nigel have only owned it seven years, having bought it from someone using it as a private home, but they have a very old photo of the house in which it says "Lodgings" over the door.

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