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TITLE
Chemist's Corner, Kyle of Lochalsh
EXTERNAL ID
HCD00966
PLACENAME
Kyle of Lochalsh
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
PERIOD
1950s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
12621
KEYWORDS
pharmacy
Duncan Macpherson
chemist
village
vehicles
Kyle of Lochalsh
Chemist's Corner, Kyle of Lochalsh

Duncan Macpherson opened his pharmacy when he moved to Kyle of Lochalsh in 1912. It was at the junction of Main Street and Station Road, where there were plenty of passing visitors going to and from the station, and the jetty where the ferry crossed to Skye. In addition to the usual chemists' supplies, because he was a very keen photographer, Macpherson stocked a wide range of photographic goods. The front windows of the pharmacy displayed some of Macpherson's own photographs, and posters advertising Kodak products. The shop also acted as the tourist office, with Macpherson selling maps, souvenirs, and his famous Pocket Guide, which included all local information a traveller would need.


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Chemist's Corner, Kyle of Lochalsh

ROSS: Lochalsh

1950s

pharmacy; Duncan Macpherson; chemist; village; vehicles; Kyle of Lochalsh

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

Duncan Macpherson opened his pharmacy when he moved to Kyle of Lochalsh in 1912. It was at the junction of Main Street and Station Road, where there were plenty of passing visitors going to and from the station, and the jetty where the ferry crossed to Skye. In addition to the usual chemists' supplies, because he was a very keen photographer, Macpherson stocked a wide range of photographic goods. The front windows of the pharmacy displayed some of Macpherson's own photographs, and posters advertising Kodak products. The shop also acted as the tourist office, with Macpherson selling maps, souvenirs, and his famous Pocket Guide, which included all local information a traveller would need. <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 />