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TITLE
Kyle Harbour, Kyle of Lochalsh
EXTERNAL ID
HCD00748
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
12445
KEYWORDS
harbour
pier
Kyle of Lochalsh
fishing boats
Kyle Harbour, Kyle of Lochalsh

Duncan Macpherson found "a walk round the railway pier a never-ending source of interest", and as his pharmacy was situated within a few hundred yards, it was a regular event for him. In his book Gateway to Skye he describes the "fishing boats laden with their catches of the previous night", and "even on Sundays during the fishing season there was a liveliness about the harbour and station, special trains being run with the perishable cargo". The boats pictured, with the railway terminus behind, are probably the smaller Zulu type sailboats used for inshore fishing in the sea lochs around Kyle, rather than the classic drifters, mainstay of the herring fleet


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Kyle Harbour, Kyle of Lochalsh

ROSS: Lochalsh

1920s

harbour; pier; Kyle of Lochalsh; fishing boats

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

Duncan Macpherson found "a walk round the railway pier a never-ending source of interest", and as his pharmacy was situated within a few hundred yards, it was a regular event for him. In his book Gateway to Skye he describes the "fishing boats laden with their catches of the previous night", and "even on Sundays during the fishing season there was a liveliness about the harbour and station, special trains being run with the perishable cargo". The boats pictured, with the railway terminus behind, are probably the smaller Zulu type sailboats used for inshore fishing in the sea lochs around Kyle, rather than the classic drifters, mainstay of the herring fleet <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 />