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TITLE
Ballachulish Ferry, 1970s
EXTERNAL ID
PC_WILLIAMS_01
PLACENAME
Ballachulish
DISTRICT
North Lorn
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Lismore and Appin
DATE OF RECORDING
1973
PERIOD
1970s
CREATOR
Derek Williams
SOURCE
Derek Williams
ASSET ID
143
KEYWORDS
ferries
boats
jetties

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Some film footage, shot in 1973 by Derek Williams, of the Ballachulish Ferry.

As there was no road around the head of Loch Leven until 1927, the ferry crossing established in the early 1800s was very important. The strong currents, tides and size of ferry boat dictated when the crossings could be made. This resulted in shelters and inns being established to provide accommodation for passengers who were waiting to cross.

The type of boat evolved over the years until 1975 when the service was replaced by a bridge.

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Ballachulish Ferry, 1970s

ARGYLL: Lismore and Appin

1970s

ferries; boats; jetties

Derek Williams

Some film footage, shot in 1973 by Derek Williams, of the Ballachulish Ferry.<br /> <br /> As there was no road around the head of Loch Leven until 1927, the ferry crossing established in the early 1800s was very important. The strong currents, tides and size of ferry boat dictated when the crossings could be made. This resulted in shelters and inns being established to provide accommodation for passengers who were waiting to cross. <br /> <br /> The type of boat evolved over the years until 1975 when the service was replaced by a bridge.