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TITLE
The Skye Ferry at Kyle of Lochalsh
EXTERNAL ID
HCD00186
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
11914
KEYWORDS
ferry
jetty
vehicle
Skye
Kyle of Lochalsh
pier
The Skye Ferry at Kyle of Lochalsh

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. The photograph shows the improved version of the car-ferry in the late 1920s and early 1930s, featuring a turntable and ramps which greatly speeded up loading and unloading, as well as being much safer than the previous method of securing vehicles to two planks.

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 in Kyle. The railway pier where the railway from Dingwall terminated can be seen on the extreme left


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The Skye Ferry at Kyle of Lochalsh

ROSS: Lochalsh

1920s; 1930s

ferry; jetty; vehicle; Skye; Kyle of Lochalsh; pier

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. The photograph shows the improved version of the car-ferry in the late 1920s and early 1930s, featuring a turntable and ramps which greatly speeded up loading and unloading, as well as being much safer than the previous method of securing vehicles to two planks. <br /> <br /> 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 in Kyle. The railway pier where the railway from Dingwall terminated can be seen on the extreme left <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 />