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TITLE
On the ferry, Strome Ferry
EXTERNAL ID
HCD00191
PLACENAME
Strome Ferry
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
PERIOD
1940s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
11918
KEYWORDS
cars
ferries
loch
Loch Carron
ferry boats
On the ferry, Strome Ferry

Stromeferry lies on the southern shore of the Loch Carron narrows, with North Strome and the ruins of its castle, seen here in the background, on the opposite side. The railway from Dingwall terminated at Stromeferry until 1897, with regular steamer services meeting the trains. However the "ferry" referred to in the name crossed to North Strome and it was once a vital link in the road network from Kyle of Lochalsh through to Achnasheen, Dingwall and Inverness. When a road was constructed in 1970 along the southern shore of the loch, alongside the railway line, the ferry across the narrows closed and the sign for the village now reads "Stromeferry (No Ferry)"

When the Kyle road was closed by landslides in 2012, however, the ferry at Strome was reinstated briefly for foot passengers, especially school children, saving them a very long daily road journey.


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On the ferry, Strome Ferry

ROSS: Lochalsh

1940s

cars; ferries; loch; Loch Carron; ferry boats

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

Stromeferry lies on the southern shore of the Loch Carron narrows, with North Strome and the ruins of its castle, seen here in the background, on the opposite side. The railway from Dingwall terminated at Stromeferry until 1897, with regular steamer services meeting the trains. However the "ferry" referred to in the name crossed to North Strome and it was once a vital link in the road network from Kyle of Lochalsh through to Achnasheen, Dingwall and Inverness. When a road was constructed in 1970 along the southern shore of the loch, alongside the railway line, the ferry across the narrows closed and the sign for the village now reads "Stromeferry (No Ferry)"<br /> <br /> When the Kyle road was closed by landslides in 2012, however, the ferry at Strome was reinstated briefly for foot passengers, especially school children, saving them a very long daily road journey. <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>