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TITLE
Electricity in Kyle
EXTERNAL ID
HCD00163
PLACENAME
Kyle of Lochalsh
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
PERIOD
1930s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
11892
KEYWORDS
electricity
village
lighting
storage tank
Kyle of Lochalsh
Electricity in Kyle

A variety of schemes were proposed over the years to light the village of Kyle of Lochalsh, including a hydro-electric scheme based at two local lochs. The lochs did not have a guaranteed water supply and so, like other plans before it, the idea fell through. It was not until the 1930s that the District Council undertook to assist the County Council in erecting poles and distributing current throughout the village, ensuring modern lighting in homes and public buildings. The electricity pole being worked on is situated in front of the fuel storage tank close to the railway pier in Kyle, and the workman in action in the photograph is probably Mr Madden, part of a local family


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Electricity in Kyle

ROSS: Lochalsh

1930s

electricity; village; lighting; storage tank; Kyle of Lochalsh

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

A variety of schemes were proposed over the years to light the village of Kyle of Lochalsh, including a hydro-electric scheme based at two local lochs. The lochs did not have a guaranteed water supply and so, like other plans before it, the idea fell through. It was not until the 1930s that the District Council undertook to assist the County Council in erecting poles and distributing current throughout the village, ensuring modern lighting in homes and public buildings. The electricity pole being worked on is situated in front of the fuel storage tank close to the railway pier in Kyle, and the workman in action in the photograph is probably Mr Madden, part of a local family <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 />