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TITLE
Blocked road, Broadford to Portree
EXTERNAL ID
HCD00197
PLACENAME
Luib
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Strath
PERIOD
1950s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
11924
KEYWORDS
Luib
lorry
accident
loch
road
Blocked road, Broadford to Portree

In his book 'Where I Belong', Duncan Macpherson describes a visit to Skye with his daughter Mary, where a meeting of the South West Ross Field Club was to meet at Sligachan. As their car approached Luib, north of Broadford, they discovered that the narrow road was blocked by a lorry, fully laden with coal, with one wheel embedded in the ditch. The road runs along the steep side of Loch Ainort, giving no opportunity for vehicles to pass, and so the queuing traffic had to wait until help arrived from Sutherland's Garage in Broadford, and "London was no longer cut off from the Capital of Skye". In the background can be seen the Moll road cut into the hillside on the other side of the loch, which was the main road from the south to Portree at the time


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Blocked road, Broadford to Portree

INVERNESS: Strath

1950s

Luib; lorry; accident; loch; road

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

In his book 'Where I Belong', Duncan Macpherson describes a visit to Skye with his daughter Mary, where a meeting of the South West Ross Field Club was to meet at Sligachan. As their car approached Luib, north of Broadford, they discovered that the narrow road was blocked by a lorry, fully laden with coal, with one wheel embedded in the ditch. The road runs along the steep side of Loch Ainort, giving no opportunity for vehicles to pass, and so the queuing traffic had to wait until help arrived from Sutherland's Garage in Broadford, and "London was no longer cut off from the Capital of Skye". In the background can be seen the Moll road cut into the hillside on the other side of the loch, which was the main road from the south to Portree at the time <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 />