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TITLE
Suishnish pier on the Isle of Raasay
EXTERNAL ID
HCD00804
PLACENAME
Raasay
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Portree
PERIOD
1920s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
12496
KEYWORDS
Isle of Raasay
iron ore
mine
pier
Suishnish pier on the Isle of Raasay

A view from Raasay, to the Isle of Skye, over the pier at Suishnish. The buildings in the centre are associated with the extraction and transport of iron ore. Iron ore was discovered on the island in 1893, and Raasay Iron Ore Mine was opened in 1913. Steam-powered, cable driven wagons transported the ore to the pier at Suishnish. Originally miners from Lanarkshire, Belgium and Italy were employed, but German Prisoners of War from World War I were also put to work there. By 1920, the mine was disused and most of the machinery removed. Duncan Macpherson visited Raasay with his son in 1940, as described in his book, 'Lure of the West'


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Suishnish pier on the Isle of Raasay

INVERNESS: Portree

1920s

Isle of Raasay; iron ore; mine; pier

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

A view from Raasay, to the Isle of Skye, over the pier at Suishnish. The buildings in the centre are associated with the extraction and transport of iron ore. Iron ore was discovered on the island in 1893, and Raasay Iron Ore Mine was opened in 1913. Steam-powered, cable driven wagons transported the ore to the pier at Suishnish. Originally miners from Lanarkshire, Belgium and Italy were employed, but German Prisoners of War from World War I were also put to work there. By 1920, the mine was disused and most of the machinery removed. Duncan Macpherson visited Raasay with his son in 1940, as described in his book, 'Lure of the West' <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 />