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TITLE
Broadford Harbour
EXTERNAL ID
HCD_CARD_073
PLACENAME
Broadford
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Strath
PERIOD
1900s
CREATOR
J Valentine & Co
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
12894
KEYWORDS
landscapes
coasts
Broadford Harbour

This lightly tinted postcard shows part of the waterfront at Broadford, Isle of Skye with houses and outbuildings clustered along the raised beach near the stone slipway. Houses were built around the circular sheltered bay with crofts extending back from the curved bay. From a very small settlement of only three or four houses in the 1840s, Broadford grew to become the second largest village on Skye, by the turn of the century.

The construction of a more substantial pier provided a major increase in goods and people coming to the village. Cattle were shipped away to markets, the quarry in Strath provided marble which was shipped worldwide, and paddle steamers and puffers made regular stops. As improvements to the main road through Skye were carried out, particularly after World War II, transport gradually shifted to road rather than by sea. Central in the photograph is Beinn na Caillich, 732m.


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Broadford Harbour

INVERNESS: Strath

1900s

landscapes; coasts

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Dualchas Postcards

This lightly tinted postcard shows part of the waterfront at Broadford, Isle of Skye with houses and outbuildings clustered along the raised beach near the stone slipway. Houses were built around the circular sheltered bay with crofts extending back from the curved bay. From a very small settlement of only three or four houses in the 1840s, Broadford grew to become the second largest village on Skye, by the turn of the century.<br /> <br /> The construction of a more substantial pier provided a major increase in goods and people coming to the village. Cattle were shipped away to markets, the quarry in Strath provided marble which was shipped worldwide, and paddle steamers and puffers made regular stops. As improvements to the main road through Skye were carried out, particularly after World War II, transport gradually shifted to road rather than by sea. Central in the photograph is Beinn na Caillich, 732m. <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>