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TITLE
Car ferry at Kyle of Lochalsh
EXTERNAL ID
HCD00607
PLACENAME
Kyle of Lochalsh
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
DATE OF IMAGE
1930
PERIOD
1930s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
12310
KEYWORDS
ferry
car
transport
sea
pier
Kyle of Lochalsh
Car ferry at Kyle of Lochalsh

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. This photograph was taken circa 1931 and features a boat with a turntable and ramps, a huge improvement on the two planks across a rowing boat used previously. This ferry can still carry only one vehicle at a time, however. 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. The railway pier, with steamer berthed alongside, can be seen in the background


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Car ferry at Kyle of Lochalsh

ROSS: Lochalsh

1930s

ferry; car; transport; sea; pier; 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. This photograph was taken circa 1931 and features a boat with a turntable and ramps, a huge improvement on the two planks across a rowing boat used previously. This ferry can still carry only one vehicle at a time, however. 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. The railway pier, with steamer berthed alongside, can be seen in the background <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>