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TITLE
First plane at Kyle of Lochalsh
EXTERNAL ID
HCD00248
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
11973
KEYWORDS
airplane
Douglas Hamilton
Jack MacLeod
flying boat
flight
aeroplanes
aircraft
First plane at Kyle of Lochalsh

In his book 'Gateway to Skye', Duncan Macpherson, who took this photograph, describes the one and only passenger flight from Kyle of Lochalsh. Two air enthusiasts, Lord Malcolm Douglas Hamilton and Mr Jack MacLeod of Skeabost on Skye, arrived in the flying boat, Cloud of Iona and anchored in the bay off Kyle. A party of 10, including Duncan Macpherson, went on board and were taken up for a short but enjoyable flight.


We are grateful to Roy Tait for the following information:

Lord Malcolm Douglas Hamilton was the chief pilot on the in the first flight over Mount Everest in 1933. This photograph may have been taken the year before, in 1932. Roger Hutchinson in the "The Isle of Skye Highland Games - History of the Skye Games" wrote, "In 1932 a never-to-be-forgotten feature was enjoyed by the Skye Games , and yet another harbinger of 20th century change. The seaplane Cloud of Iona, the property of British Flying Boats Ltd, piloted by Lord Malcolm Douglas-Hamilton, landed in the bay. All day long, at regular intervals she took off with eight passengers at a time, either for a few minutes' flying experience around the bay, or for longer trips to Kyle, Stornoway, and even St Kilda. Throughout the day of the Games long queues formed at the pier of people waiting to be taken by motor boat out to the seaplane and to that extraordinary joyride."


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First plane at Kyle of Lochalsh

ROSS: Lochalsh

1930s

airplane; Douglas Hamilton; Jack MacLeod; flying boat; flight; aeroplanes; aircraft

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

In his book 'Gateway to Skye', Duncan Macpherson, who took this photograph, describes the one and only passenger flight from Kyle of Lochalsh. Two air enthusiasts, Lord Malcolm Douglas Hamilton and Mr Jack MacLeod of Skeabost on Skye, arrived in the flying boat, Cloud of Iona and anchored in the bay off Kyle. A party of 10, including Duncan Macpherson, went on board and were taken up for a short but enjoyable flight.<br /> <br /> <br /> We are grateful to Roy Tait for the following information:<br /> <br /> Lord Malcolm Douglas Hamilton was the chief pilot on the in the first flight over Mount Everest in 1933. This photograph may have been taken the year before, in 1932. Roger Hutchinson in the "The Isle of Skye Highland Games - History of the Skye Games" wrote, "In 1932 a never-to-be-forgotten feature was enjoyed by the Skye Games , and yet another harbinger of 20th century change. The seaplane Cloud of Iona, the property of British Flying Boats Ltd, piloted by Lord Malcolm Douglas-Hamilton, landed in the bay. All day long, at regular intervals she took off with eight passengers at a time, either for a few minutes' flying experience around the bay, or for longer trips to Kyle, Stornoway, and even St Kilda. Throughout the day of the Games long queues formed at the pier of people waiting to be taken by motor boat out to the seaplane and to that extraordinary joyride." <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 />