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TITLE
A Highland Cargo, Kyleakin, Skye
EXTERNAL ID
HCD_CARD_054
PLACENAME
Kyleakin
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Strath
DATE OF IMAGE
c1925
PERIOD
1920s
CREATOR
J Valentine & Co
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
12877
KEYWORDS
cattle
barge
Kyle of Lochalsh
A Highland Cargo, Kyleakin, Skye

This Valentine's sepia postcard titles the scene as Kyleakin, Skye, but it is in fact just opposite at Kyle of Lochalsh. This mistake was corrected in later publications of the postcard.

The photograph was taken on the old slipway at Kyle of Lochalsh where a herd of cattle had been taken over from Skye on the way to mainland market. Large, flat bottomed barges like the one pictured, were owned by the Highland Railway. Prior to using boats for this transportation, great herds of cattle were moved along the droving roads and made to swim the narrowest crossing at Kylerhea and Glenelg, en route to markets in central Scotland.

In the background the prominent hill on the skyline is Beinn na Caillich at 732m.

This postcard was published for J.G.MacKay, The General Stores, Portree, Skye


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A Highland Cargo, Kyleakin, Skye

INVERNESS: Strath

1920s

cattle; barge; Kyle of Lochalsh

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Dualchas Postcards

This Valentine's sepia postcard titles the scene as Kyleakin, Skye, but it is in fact just opposite at Kyle of Lochalsh. This mistake was corrected in later publications of the postcard.<br /> <br /> The photograph was taken on the old slipway at Kyle of Lochalsh where a herd of cattle had been taken over from Skye on the way to mainland market. Large, flat bottomed barges like the one pictured, were owned by the Highland Railway. Prior to using boats for this transportation, great herds of cattle were moved along the droving roads and made to swim the narrowest crossing at Kylerhea and Glenelg, en route to markets in central Scotland.<br /> <br /> In the background the prominent hill on the skyline is Beinn na Caillich at 732m.<br /> <br /> This postcard was published for J.G.MacKay, The General Stores, Portree, Skye <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>