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TITLE
Road to Plockton, Kyle
EXTERNAL ID
HCD00060
PLACENAME
Kyle of Lochalsh
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
PERIOD
1920s; 1930s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
11787
KEYWORDS
village
houses
bicycle
Road to Plockton, Kyle

From a small cluster of houses, the village of Kyle of Lochalsh grew rapidly with the arrival of the railway in 1897. Houses sprang up on the rocky hillside inland from the main hub round the ferry jetty and station. The unsurfaced road in the foreground was the only road leading out of Kyle, to the coastal communities and Plockton, as well as eventually joining up with roads heading east and north. The engine shed, situated close to the bridge over the railway, is just seen on the extreme left of the photograph, which was obviously taken on a warm day, as the windows of "Victoria" are all open and the man standing in the garden is wearing a straw boater


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Road to Plockton, Kyle

ROSS: Lochalsh

1920s; 1930s

village; houses; bicycle

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

From a small cluster of houses, the village of Kyle of Lochalsh grew rapidly with the arrival of the railway in 1897. Houses sprang up on the rocky hillside inland from the main hub round the ferry jetty and station. The unsurfaced road in the foreground was the only road leading out of Kyle, to the coastal communities and Plockton, as well as eventually joining up with roads heading east and north. The engine shed, situated close to the bridge over the railway, is just seen on the extreme left of the photograph, which was obviously taken on a warm day, as the windows of "Victoria" are all open and the man standing in the garden is wearing a straw boater <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href= "mailto: skyeandlochalsh.archives@highlifehighland.com" >Skye and Lochalsh Archives</a><br />