Kyle of Lochalsh’s name is of Gaelic origin and means ‘strait of the foaming lake’. This demonstrates its connections to the Celtic west of Scotland, as well as the waterways that connect and separate the outer Hebrides and the Western Highlands.
Because of its proximity to the Hebrides, Kyle of Lochalsh benefits from the tourist trade in its local economy and infrastructure. Regular train and bus transport complements ferry services to neighbouring islands. Kyle of Lochalsh has a primary school, and older pupils are educated at neighbouring Plockton High School.