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Post Office and Store, Portnalong, Isle of Skye
EXTERNAL ID
HCD_CARD_011
PLACENAME
Portnalong
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Bracadale
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Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
12837
KEYWORDS
cars
vehicle
vehicles
Post Office and Store, Portnalong, Isle of Skye

Two men and a young boy stand beside a car outside the Post Office and store in Portnalong, on the west coast of Skye.

After World War I the Department of Agriculture moved a number of families from the overcrowded islands of Lewis, Harris and Scalpay to the more fertile land at Portnalong, along the shore of Loch Harport. Each family was given 15-20 acres of land, 3 cows and a share in a common sheep pasture of 4,000 acres. By combining crofting, fishing and weaving the people were able to have a much better standard of living than had been possible in their homeland.

Every year until 1939 a Feill or Gathering was held in Portnalong where the weaving was sold. After World War II the industry was revived and products sold in particular to the United States and Japan. Unfortunately this became uneconomic and business ceased in 1968.


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Post Office and Store, Portnalong, Isle of Skye

INVERNESS: Bracadale

cars; vehicle; vehicles

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

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Two men and a young boy stand beside a car outside the Post Office and store in Portnalong, on the west coast of Skye. <br /> <br /> After World War I the Department of Agriculture moved a number of families from the overcrowded islands of Lewis, Harris and Scalpay to the more fertile land at Portnalong, along the shore of Loch Harport. Each family was given 15-20 acres of land, 3 cows and a share in a common sheep pasture of 4,000 acres. By combining crofting, fishing and weaving the people were able to have a much better standard of living than had been possible in their homeland.<br /> <br /> Every year until 1939 a Feill or Gathering was held in Portnalong where the weaving was sold. After World War II the industry was revived and products sold in particular to the United States and Japan. Unfortunately this became uneconomic and business ceased in 1968. <br /> <br /> <br /> This image may be available to purchase.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href= "mailto: skyeandlochalsh.archives@highlifehighland.com" >Skye and Lochalsh Archives</a><br />