Old Photograph Hotel Broadford Scotland

Old photograph of the hotel in Broadford, Isle Of Skye, Scotland. West of Broadford in Glen Suardal, on the lower slopes of Beinn na Caillich mountain, is Goir a' Bhlàir, the field of battle. The battle concerned was apparently a decisive action by the Gaelic Clan Mackinnon against the Norsemen. Broadford was a cattle market until 1812, when Thomas Telford built the road from Portree to Kyleakin. Veterans of the Napoleonic Wars settled during the first half of the 19th century. Writing in the middle of the 19th century, Alexander Smith said, " If Portree is the London of Skye, Broadford is its Manchester. " Legend holds that the recipe for the liqueur Drambuie was given by Bonnie Prince Charlie to Clan MacKinnon who then passed it onto James Ross late 19th century. Ross ran the Broadford Innm now the Broadford Hotel, where he developed and improved the recipe, initially for his friends and then later to patrons. Ross then began to sell it further afield and the name was registered as a trademark in 1893.

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