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TITLE
The Ferry Jetty, Kyle of Lochalsh
EXTERNAL ID
HC_PLANNING_01_017F_0324
PLACENAME
Kyle of Lochalsh
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
DATE OF IMAGE
1969
PERIOD
1960s
CREATOR
T. Kenneth MacKenzie
SOURCE
The Highland Council Planning Department
ASSET ID
13653
KEYWORDS
pier
ferries
hotel
cars
The Ferry Jetty, Kyle of Lochalsh

Vehicles wait in the queue for the ferry to Skye from Kyle of Lochalsh, with the small ticket office and a newsagent tucked under the rock face. The Ferry Inn high above has now been replaced by a supermarket.

In the 1950s the approach road to the jetty was lowered, the whole pier widened and the gradient improved. This resulted in a substantial pier 150 yards long, approachable by boats at all states of the tide. By the 1960s, roll-on, roll-off ferries had speeded up the time taken to cross to Skye, but at the height of the summer, the queue sometimes stretched through the village. Sailings ceased with the opening of the Skye Bridge on 16 October 1995, and the slipways once used by the car, today provide launching facilities for leisure and cargo landing craft

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The Ferry Jetty, Kyle of Lochalsh

ROSS: Lochalsh

1960s

pier; ferries; hotel; cars

The Highland Council Planning Department

The Highland Council Planning Dept

Vehicles wait in the queue for the ferry to Skye from Kyle of Lochalsh, with the small ticket office and a newsagent tucked under the rock face. The Ferry Inn high above has now been replaced by a supermarket.<br /> <br /> In the 1950s the approach road to the jetty was lowered, the whole pier widened and the gradient improved. This resulted in a substantial pier 150 yards long, approachable by boats at all states of the tide. By the 1960s, roll-on, roll-off ferries had speeded up the time taken to cross to Skye, but at the height of the summer, the queue sometimes stretched through the village. Sailings ceased with the opening of the Skye Bridge on 16 October 1995, and the slipways once used by the car, today provide launching facilities for leisure and cargo landing craft