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TITLE
RMS 'Plover'
EXTERNAL ID
HCD00952
PLACENAME
Balmacara
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
PERIOD
1930s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
12608
KEYWORDS
Plover
Lapwing
Cygnet
Balmacara
ferries
ferry boats
RMS 'Plover'

RMS 'Plover' was one of three sister ships - along with RMS 'Lapwing' and RMS 'Cygnet' - built by Scotts of Bowling. Two of the ships used engines and boilers from an older vessel, the Flowerdale. Built in 1904, the Plover was utilitarian, hardy and economical with space for passenger accommodation and cargo. During World War I she worked mainly on a mail route covering Oban, the Inner Isles and Kyle of Lochalsh. In later years the route incorporated the Outer Isles. The 'Plover' is shown beached in Balmacara Bay to have her hull cleaned and painted


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RMS 'Plover'

ROSS: Lochalsh

1930s

Plover; Lapwing; Cygnet; Balmacara; ferries; ferry boats

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

RMS 'Plover' was one of three sister ships - along with RMS 'Lapwing' and RMS 'Cygnet' - built by Scotts of Bowling. Two of the ships used engines and boilers from an older vessel, the Flowerdale. Built in 1904, the Plover was utilitarian, hardy and economical with space for passenger accommodation and cargo. During World War I she worked mainly on a mail route covering Oban, the Inner Isles and Kyle of Lochalsh. In later years the route incorporated the Outer Isles. The 'Plover' is shown beached in Balmacara Bay to have her hull cleaned and painted <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 />