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TITLE
Kyle Ferry to Skye
EXTERNAL ID
HCD01073
PLACENAME
Kyle of Lochalsh
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
PERIOD
1930s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
12698
KEYWORDS
ferry
vehicle
passengers
Skye
Kyle of Lochalsh
Kyle Ferry to Skye

Kyle of Lochalsh has been the crossing point to Kyleakin on Skye for centuries although the need for transporting vehicles, as well as passengers and goods, increased as roads gradually improved and drivers became more adventurous.

This photograph features a boat with a turntable and ramps. These were a huge improvement on the "two planks across a rowing boat" method used previously. This ferry, approaching the jetty at Kyle, is still only capable of carrying one vehicle at a time. The various ferries on the route were gradually enlarged and improved, but it was many years before more than two cars could be carried at a time, often resulting in long queues through Kyle.


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Kyle Ferry to Skye

ROSS: Lochalsh

1930s

ferry; vehicle; passengers; Skye; Kyle of Lochalsh

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

Kyle of Lochalsh has been the crossing point to Kyleakin on Skye for centuries although the need for transporting vehicles, as well as passengers and goods, increased as roads gradually improved and drivers became more adventurous. <br /> <br /> This photograph features a boat with a turntable and ramps. These were a huge improvement on the "two planks across a rowing boat" method used previously. This ferry, approaching the jetty at Kyle, is still only capable of carrying one vehicle at a time. The various ferries on the route were gradually enlarged and improved, but it was many years before more than two cars could be carried at a time, often resulting in long queues through Kyle. <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 />