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TITLE
Kipper Factory, Kyle of Lochalsh
EXTERNAL ID
HCD00166
PLACENAME
Kyle of Lochalsh
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
PERIOD
1910s; 1920s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
11895
KEYWORDS
fishing
curing
kippers
Kyle of Lochalsh
Kipper Factory, Kyle of Lochalsh

This photograph is thought to be a view of fish curing sheds in Kyle of Lochalsh, including the Kipper Factory belonging to Alf Spring & Company. A 1904 map of Kyle shows fish curing buildings at Fernbank Works, to the east of the railway pier. The huts seen on the hillside to the left of the main building were probably built to accommodate fisher girls hired to work in the factory. Fishery Board statistics for October 1900 (the start of the season) recorded good herring catches worth £7,000 in Lochcarron and Skye District. Kyle of Lochalsh with its railway terminus was in an enviable position for transporting the catch, either packed in barrels or cured


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Kipper Factory, Kyle of Lochalsh

ROSS: Lochalsh

1910s; 1920s

fishing; curing; kippers; Kyle of Lochalsh

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

This photograph is thought to be a view of fish curing sheds in Kyle of Lochalsh, including the Kipper Factory belonging to Alf Spring & Company. A 1904 map of Kyle shows fish curing buildings at Fernbank Works, to the east of the railway pier. The huts seen on the hillside to the left of the main building were probably built to accommodate fisher girls hired to work in the factory. Fishery Board statistics for October 1900 (the start of the season) recorded good herring catches worth £7,000 in Lochcarron and Skye District. Kyle of Lochalsh with its railway terminus was in an enviable position for transporting the catch, either packed in barrels or cured <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 />