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TITLE
Macpherson's Pocket Guide
EXTERNAL ID
HCD00930
PLACENAME
Kyle of Lochalsh
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
PERIOD
1940s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
12588
KEYWORDS
pocket guide
timetables
Macpherson's Pocket Guide

Every year from 1927 to 1960, Duncan Macpherson compiled and wrote a pocket guide for Kyle of Lochalsh and area. He included information on ferry and bus timetables, hotels and accommodation, local business phone numbers, historical sites, humorous anecdotes, and short essays on the area. The guide was undoubtedly an indispensable item in every local household, and in every tourist's pocket. Macpherson, who was a keen photographer, published the guide through his chemist's shop, which also stocked photographic supplies, and provided local tourist information, and souvenirs. In the earlier versions, the guide was a folded card, detailing primarily local travel times. He published a fully revised edition of the guide every year, and the final edition contained 160 pages. The announcement of the final edition of his 'handbook' in the Sunday Times resulted in a stream of fan mail from all over the world.


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Macpherson's Pocket Guide

ROSS: Lochalsh

1940s

pocket guide; timetables

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

Every year from 1927 to 1960, Duncan Macpherson compiled and wrote a pocket guide for Kyle of Lochalsh and area. He included information on ferry and bus timetables, hotels and accommodation, local business phone numbers, historical sites, humorous anecdotes, and short essays on the area. The guide was undoubtedly an indispensable item in every local household, and in every tourist's pocket. Macpherson, who was a keen photographer, published the guide through his chemist's shop, which also stocked photographic supplies, and provided local tourist information, and souvenirs. In the earlier versions, the guide was a folded card, detailing primarily local travel times. He published a fully revised edition of the guide every year, and the final edition contained 160 pages. The announcement of the final edition of his 'handbook' in the Sunday Times resulted in a stream of fan mail from all over the world. <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 />