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TITLE
Portchullin Point and Creag Mhaol, Loch Carron
EXTERNAL ID
HCD00999
PLACENAME
Strome Ferry
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
PERIOD
1920s; 1930s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
12644
KEYWORDS
railways
hills
coast
landscape
promontory
Portchullin Point and Creag Mhaol, Loch Carron

The railway follows the coast as it rounds Portchullin Point to Stromeferry on the far side of the hill, Creag Mhaol. Stromeferry was the railway terminus for many years, with regular steamers meeting the trains from Inverness and Dingwall. However, after overcoming many engineering difficulties due to the topography, the line was extended to Kyle of Lochalsh in 1897 and Stromeferry declined as Kyle rapidly expanded. The mouth of Loch Carron is on the left of the photograph, and one of several bridges to allow for tidal movement is in the foreground, on the right


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Portchullin Point and Creag Mhaol, Loch Carron

ROSS: Lochalsh

1920s; 1930s

railways; hills; coast; landscape; promontory

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

The railway follows the coast as it rounds Portchullin Point to Stromeferry on the far side of the hill, Creag Mhaol. Stromeferry was the railway terminus for many years, with regular steamers meeting the trains from Inverness and Dingwall. However, after overcoming many engineering difficulties due to the topography, the line was extended to Kyle of Lochalsh in 1897 and Stromeferry declined as Kyle rapidly expanded. The mouth of Loch Carron is on the left of the photograph, and one of several bridges to allow for tidal movement is in the foreground, on the right <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 />