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TITLE
Lochalsh Hotel
EXTERNAL ID
HCD00696
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
12406
KEYWORDS
hotel
Lochalsh hotel
Station Hotel
jetty
Skye
Lochalsh Hotel

When the railway to Kyle was being built, the company bought this house from Sir Kenneth Matheson and converted it into a hotel. Although it was called 'The Station Hotel', it was not beside the station, but next to the jetty where ferries crossed to Skye. In 1930, a generator was installed, but the noise kept guests awake at night and so was turned off every evening in favour of oil lamps and candles. In this photograph, the hotel has been greatly enlarged and renamed the 'Lochalsh Hotel'. It was no longer owned by the railway company. The village of Kyleakin on Skye can just be seen on the extreme left of the photograph, with the Cuillin mountains in the background


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Lochalsh Hotel

ROSS: Lochalsh

1940s; 1950s

hotel; Lochalsh hotel; Station Hotel; jetty; Skye

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

When the railway to Kyle was being built, the company bought this house from Sir Kenneth Matheson and converted it into a hotel. Although it was called 'The Station Hotel', it was not beside the station, but next to the jetty where ferries crossed to Skye. In 1930, a generator was installed, but the noise kept guests awake at night and so was turned off every evening in favour of oil lamps and candles. In this photograph, the hotel has been greatly enlarged and renamed the 'Lochalsh Hotel'. It was no longer owned by the railway company. The village of Kyleakin on Skye can just be seen on the extreme left of the photograph, with the Cuillin mountains 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><br />