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TITLE
Bus on Skye
EXTERNAL ID
HCD00229
PLACENAME
Kyleakin
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Strath
PERIOD
1930s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
11956
KEYWORDS
vehicle
bus
Bus on Skye

The bus is a Chevrolet, registration ST5670. It was new in June 1929 to Donald Skinner of the King's Arms Hotel in Kyleakin but was actually first licensed to Frank Skinner. By June 1931 it was owned by Alexander Sutherland of Park House, Broadford and later by Sutherland & Skinner of Broadford (from July 1933). Finally, in March 1936, it passed to Sutherland & Weir of Kyleakin.

The canvas roof looks insufficient to cope with the extremes of the northern climate, however was no doubt an improvement on previous modes of transport. "The Highland Chief", as the bus has been named, is parked beside the road in Kyleakin, with Kyle of Lochalsh on the mainland in the background across the loch.


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Bus on Skye

INVERNESS: Strath

1930s

vehicle; bus

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

The bus is a Chevrolet, registration ST5670. It was new in June 1929 to Donald Skinner of the King's Arms Hotel in Kyleakin but was actually first licensed to Frank Skinner. By June 1931 it was owned by Alexander Sutherland of Park House, Broadford and later by Sutherland & Skinner of Broadford (from July 1933). Finally, in March 1936, it passed to Sutherland & Weir of Kyleakin.<br /> <br /> The canvas roof looks insufficient to cope with the extremes of the northern climate, however was no doubt an improvement on previous modes of transport. "The Highland Chief", as the bus has been named, is parked beside the road in Kyleakin, with Kyle of Lochalsh on the mainland in the background across the loch.<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>