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TITLE
Badicaul
EXTERNAL ID
HCD00570
PLACENAME
Badicaul
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
PERIOD
1920s; 1930s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
12273
KEYWORDS
village
township
crofting
Badicaul
Skye
island
coast
railway
zoomable images

The crofting township of Badicaul is close to the shore about a mile from Kyle of Lochalsh, towards Erbusaig and the other townships of Drumbuie and Duirinish. There have been many changes in the township since Duncan Macpherson, the photographer, described a visit to an elderly lady's home in Badicaul, in his book Gateway to Skye. "A well-thatched roof was supported by whitewashed stone walls, with small sunken windows and a low doorway at which one had to stoop to enter." By the time Macpherson's second book 'Lure of the West' was published in the 1950s, the picturesque cottage was gone. This view looks to the Plock of Kyle with the Isle of Skye beyond and Eilean a' Mhal in the centre background. A vehicle is just rounding the bend on the right, and the railway line follows the coast to the terminus at Kyle of Lochalsh


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Badicaul

ROSS: Lochalsh

1920s; 1930s

village; township; crofting; Badicaul; Skye; island; coast; railway; zoomable images

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

The crofting township of Badicaul is close to the shore about a mile from Kyle of Lochalsh, towards Erbusaig and the other townships of Drumbuie and Duirinish. There have been many changes in the township since Duncan Macpherson, the photographer, described a visit to an elderly lady's home in Badicaul, in his book Gateway to Skye. "A well-thatched roof was supported by whitewashed stone walls, with small sunken windows and a low doorway at which one had to stoop to enter." By the time Macpherson's second book 'Lure of the West' was published in the 1950s, the picturesque cottage was gone. This view looks to the Plock of Kyle with the Isle of Skye beyond and Eilean a' Mhal in the centre background. A vehicle is just rounding the bend on the right, and the railway line follows the coast to the terminus at Kyle of Lochalsh <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>