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TITLE
Pladaig Bay, Kyle of Lochalsh
EXTERNAL ID
HCD00448
PLACENAME
Kyle of Lochalsh
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
PERIOD
1940s; 1950s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
12156
KEYWORDS
village
Kyle of Lochalsh
playing fields
railway
zoomable images

This view of Kyle of Lochalsh looks east to the hills of Kintail in the background. The large smoothed area in the photograph is the reclaimed land on the upper part of Pladaig Bay, after World War II. In his book 'Where I Belong', Duncan Macpherson describes how a Playing Fields Association was formed to raise subscriptions for new playing fields, when the old cricket ground near Railway Terrace was used for other things. Six years of work was involved, much of it voluntary, to blast rock, fill in and fence an area of several acres which was then seeded. The playing field was finally opened in 1950 having cost about £16,000. The photograph also shows the railway turntable and engine shed, left and right centre respectively, and how Kyle has continued to expand


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Pladaig Bay, Kyle of Lochalsh

ROSS: Lochalsh

1940s; 1950s

village; Kyle of Lochalsh; playing fields; railway; zoomable images

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

This view of Kyle of Lochalsh looks east to the hills of Kintail in the background. The large smoothed area in the photograph is the reclaimed land on the upper part of Pladaig Bay, after World War II. In his book 'Where I Belong', Duncan Macpherson describes how a Playing Fields Association was formed to raise subscriptions for new playing fields, when the old cricket ground near Railway Terrace was used for other things. Six years of work was involved, much of it voluntary, to blast rock, fill in and fence an area of several acres which was then seeded. The playing field was finally opened in 1950 having cost about £16,000. The photograph also shows the railway turntable and engine shed, left and right centre respectively, and how Kyle has continued to expand <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>