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TITLE
Chalybeate well, Scalpay Bay
EXTERNAL ID
HCD00720
PLACENAME
Scalpaidh; Balmacara
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
PERIOD
1930s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
12431
KEYWORDS
chalybeate wells
iron salts
Balmacara Estate
Scalpay Bay
Lochalsh
Chalybeate well, Scalpay Bay

The concrete well head shaped like a small building, just seen here on the right of the photograph with Loch Alsh and Skye in the background, is one of a series constructed on the Balmacara Estate. It is a chalybeate well, meaning that it is a natural spring with water containing iron salts. This well was near Scalpay Bay and the deserted village of Scalpaidh. It was beside the footpath which ran along the shore between Balmacara and Kyle of Lochalsh. The A87 main road through Glenshiel and beyond to Inverness now follows the same route and the well head has been destroyed. The well bears the date 1929


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Chalybeate well, Scalpay Bay

ROSS: Lochalsh

1930s

chalybeate wells; iron salts; Balmacara Estate; Scalpay Bay; Lochalsh

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

The concrete well head shaped like a small building, just seen here on the right of the photograph with Loch Alsh and Skye in the background, is one of a series constructed on the Balmacara Estate. It is a chalybeate well, meaning that it is a natural spring with water containing iron salts. This well was near Scalpay Bay and the deserted village of Scalpaidh. It was beside the footpath which ran along the shore between Balmacara and Kyle of Lochalsh. The A87 main road through Glenshiel and beyond to Inverness now follows the same route and the well head has been destroyed. The well bears the date 1929 <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 />