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TITLE
Queue for the ferry to Skye from Kyle of Lochalsh
EXTERNAL ID
HCD00996
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
12643
KEYWORDS
vehicles
cars
jetty
ferry
Kyle of Lochalsh
Queue for the ferry to Skye from Kyle of Lochalsh

A wet day in Kyle and another queue of cars forms for the ferry crossing to Skye. There has been a ferry route here for centuries, but it was only with the extension of the railway to Kyle in 1897, and the growing popularity of motor cars, that the ferry service had to expand. It grew gradually from a rowing boat capable of carrying a single vehicle secured to wooden planks, to several Caledonian MacBrayne roll on - roll off ferries operating 24 hours a day.

The vehicle at the back of the queue in this photograph is a Ford A Tudor of around 1928, with a Morris Cowley tourer from Dundee ahead. They could have a long wait for the ferry, which is seen approaching on the left


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Queue for the ferry to Skye from Kyle of Lochalsh

ROSS: Lochalsh

1920s

vehicles; cars; jetty; ferry; Kyle of Lochalsh

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

A wet day in Kyle and another queue of cars forms for the ferry crossing to Skye. There has been a ferry route here for centuries, but it was only with the extension of the railway to Kyle in 1897, and the growing popularity of motor cars, that the ferry service had to expand. It grew gradually from a rowing boat capable of carrying a single vehicle secured to wooden planks, to several Caledonian MacBrayne roll on - roll off ferries operating 24 hours a day.<br /> <br /> The vehicle at the back of the queue in this photograph is a Ford A Tudor of around 1928, with a Morris Cowley tourer from Dundee ahead. They could have a long wait for the ferry, which is seen approaching on the left <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 />