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TITLE
Bus parked in Kyleakin, Isle of Skye
EXTERNAL ID
HCD00225
PLACENAME
Kyleakin
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Strath
PERIOD
1930s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
11952
KEYWORDS
coach
bus
Kyleakin
Bus parked in Kyleakin, Isle of Skye

In his book Gateway to Skye, Duncan Macpherson, the photographer, describes a day trip to Elgol and Loch Coruisk on Skye from his home in Kyle of Lochalsh. " The 'Lord of the Isles' was waiting on the pier as I crossed to Skye. For this was the name which Mr Skinner had given to his smart char-a-banc.The scene at Elgol resembled a market day. There were numerous char-a-bancs from Broadford and Portree and private cars from every corner of the island." Mr Skinner was one of the proprietors of the King's Arms Hotel in Kyleakin, and was the first to introduce coach tours on the island.

The bus is an Albion SpLBA41, registration ST7266. Alexander Sutherland of Park House, Broadford acquired it in April 1933 from John Mitchell & Son of Greenock. In July 1933 it is recorded as belonging to Sutherland & Skinner of Broadford and by March 1936 it passed to Sutherland & Weir of Kyleakin. Later, it operated for Skye Transport of Portree.


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Bus parked in Kyleakin, Isle of Skye

INVERNESS: Strath

1930s

coach; bus; Kyleakin

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

In his book Gateway to Skye, Duncan Macpherson, the photographer, describes a day trip to Elgol and Loch Coruisk on Skye from his home in Kyle of Lochalsh. " The 'Lord of the Isles' was waiting on the pier as I crossed to Skye. For this was the name which Mr Skinner had given to his smart char-a-banc.The scene at Elgol resembled a market day. There were numerous char-a-bancs from Broadford and Portree and private cars from every corner of the island." Mr Skinner was one of the proprietors of the King's Arms Hotel in Kyleakin, and was the first to introduce coach tours on the island.<br /> <br /> The bus is an Albion SpLBA41, registration ST7266. Alexander Sutherland of Park House, Broadford acquired it in April 1933 from John Mitchell & Son of Greenock. In July 1933 it is recorded as belonging to Sutherland & Skinner of Broadford and by March 1936 it passed to Sutherland & Weir of Kyleakin. Later, it operated for Skye Transport of Portree. <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>