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TITLE
The Ferry approaching Kyle Jetty
EXTERNAL ID
HCD00084
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
11812
KEYWORDS
ferry
vehicle
passengers
Skye
The Ferry approaching Kyle Jetty

Kyle of Lochalsh has been the crossing point to Kyleakin on Skye for centuries, but the need for transporting vehicles as well as passengers and goods increased as roads gradually improved and drivers became more adventurous. This photograph features a boat with a turntable and ramps, which were a huge improvement on the two planks across a rowing boat used previously. This ferry, approaching the jetty at Kyle, is still only capable of carrying one vehicle at a time, however. The various ferries on the route were gradually enlarged and improved, but it was many years before more than 2 cars could be carried at a time, often resulting in long queues through Kyle. The snow-dusted hills of Skye are in the background


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The Ferry approaching Kyle Jetty

ROSS: Lochalsh

1920s; 1930s

ferry; vehicle; passengers; Skye

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

Kyle of Lochalsh has been the crossing point to Kyleakin on Skye for centuries, but the need for transporting vehicles as well as passengers and goods increased as roads gradually improved and drivers became more adventurous. This photograph features a boat with a turntable and ramps, which were a huge improvement on the two planks across a rowing boat used previously. This ferry, approaching the jetty at Kyle, is still only capable of carrying one vehicle at a time, however. The various ferries on the route were gradually enlarged and improved, but it was many years before more than 2 cars could be carried at a time, often resulting in long queues through Kyle. The snow-dusted hills of Skye are in the background <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>