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TITLE
The ferry heads for Kyleakin on Skye
EXTERNAL ID
HCD00475
PLACENAME
Kyleakin
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Strath
PERIOD
1950s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
12182
KEYWORDS
ferry
loch
village
Kyleakin
hills
strait
zoomable images

There has been a ferry service of some sort from Kyle to Skye at least since the 17th century, until the building of the Skye Bridge in 1996. Kyle was little more than a crossing point however, until the arrival in 1897 of the railway. The population of Kyle and the numbers of visitors using the route increased substantially. By the 1950s, the ferries between Kyle and Kyleakin operated from 8.00am to 8.45pm October to April, and 8.00am to 9.45pm May to September. They operated all year, but not on Sundays, and the cost for a return journey for a motor car, in 1956, was 16/-. The steamer in the distance is probably the 'Lochnevis'


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The ferry heads for Kyleakin on Skye

INVERNESS: Strath

1950s

ferry; loch; village; Kyleakin; hills; strait; zoomable images

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

There has been a ferry service of some sort from Kyle to Skye at least since the 17th century, until the building of the Skye Bridge in 1996. Kyle was little more than a crossing point however, until the arrival in 1897 of the railway. The population of Kyle and the numbers of visitors using the route increased substantially. By the 1950s, the ferries between Kyle and Kyleakin operated from 8.00am to 8.45pm October to April, and 8.00am to 9.45pm May to September. They operated all year, but not on Sundays, and the cost for a return journey for a motor car, in 1956, was 16/-. The steamer in the distance is probably the 'Lochnevis' <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>