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TITLE
Loading the Ferry for Skye
EXTERNAL ID
HCD00238
PLACENAME
Kyle of Lochalsh
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
PERIOD
1930s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
11964
KEYWORDS
ferry
jetty
vehicle
Skye
Kyle of Lochalsh
passengers
hotel
Loading the Ferry for Skye

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. Three ferrymen are involved in the manoeuvres at the boat, while several people, probably the passengers from the car, await developments. They may have been for afternoon tea at the Station Hotel situated conveniently beside the jetty


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Loading the Ferry for Skye

ROSS: Lochalsh

1930s

ferry; jetty; vehicle; Skye; Kyle of Lochalsh; passengers; hotel

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. Three ferrymen are involved in the manoeuvres at the boat, while several people, probably the passengers from the car, await developments. They may have been for afternoon tea at the Station Hotel situated conveniently beside the jetty <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 />