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TITLE
Formerly 'Chemist's Corner', Kyle of Lochalsh
EXTERNAL ID
HCD01232_AT
PLACENAME
Kyle of Lochalsh
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
DATE OF IMAGE
2008
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Andrew Taylor
SOURCE
Andrew Taylor
ASSET ID
12800
KEYWORDS
pharmacies
villages
buildings
streets
Formerly 'Chemist's Corner', Kyle of Lochalsh

This photograph shows the corner where Duncan Macpherson's chemist shop used to stand, next to the current Kyle of Lochalsh Woollens shop.

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 supplies. 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 of the time, with Macpherson selling maps, souvenirs, and his famous Pocket Guide, which included all the local information a traveller would need

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Formerly 'Chemist's Corner', Kyle of Lochalsh

ROSS: Lochalsh

2000s

pharmacies; villages; buildings; streets

Andrew Taylor

This photograph shows the corner where Duncan Macpherson's chemist shop used to stand, next to the current Kyle of Lochalsh Woollens shop.<br /> <br /> 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 supplies. 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 of the time, with Macpherson selling maps, souvenirs, and his famous Pocket Guide, which included all the local information a traveller would need