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TITLE
The ferry to Skye from Kyle
EXTERNAL ID
HCD00605
PLACENAME
Kyle of Lochalsh
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
PERIOD
1920s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
12308
KEYWORDS
ferry
car
transport
sea
village
Kyleakin
Kyle of Lochalsh
The ferry to Skye from Kyle

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 1920s, with the driver and passengers carried in the small motor boat, while the car is precariously balanced on two planks laid across a rowing boat towed behind. The various ferries on the route were gradually enlarged and improved, but it was many years before more than two cars could be carried at a time, often resulting in long queues in Kyle


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The ferry to Skye from Kyle

ROSS: Lochalsh

1920s

ferry; car; transport; sea; village; Kyleakin; Kyle of Lochalsh

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 1920s, with the driver and passengers carried in the small motor boat, while the car is precariously balanced on two planks laid across a rowing boat towed behind. The various ferries on the route were gradually enlarged and improved, but it was many years before more than two cars could be carried at a time, often resulting in long queues in Kyle <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 />