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TITLE
Memories of Corran Ferry (4 of 6)
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_SINCLAIR_ANNEMACKINTOSH_04
PLACENAME
Corran
DISTRICT
Ardnamurchan
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Ardgour
PERIOD
1980s; 1990s
CREATOR
Anne Mackintosh
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
1836
KEYWORDS
ferries
markets
droving
audio

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The Corran Ferry crosses the Corran Narrows in Loch Linnhe, nine miles south of Fort William. The eastern slipway at Nether Lochaber links with the A82 north to Fort William, or south to Ballachulish and Glencoe. The western slipway at Ardgour provides direct access to Ardnamurchan, Morvern and Moidart. The ferry is on an ancient drove route to Central Scotland and is one of the few crossings still in operation today.

In this audio extract, Anne Mackintosh, daughter of former Corran Ferry operator, Jimmy Mackintosh, considers the origins of the ferry route.

The first history that I ever heard of on the ferry - about the ferry - was when there was a battle between MacMasters and MacLeans in Ardgour. And the MacMasters owned the Ardgour Estate in those days [prior to the 15th century] and a MacLean of Mull tried to claim the land, and when MacMaster refused him food and shelter, he murdered MacMaster and then escaped. And it is in the history books that MacLean came to the ferry and asked the ferrymen to put him across. So I presume they must have been using a cobble, or an old type of boat in those days, and that there was a ferry in existence then

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Memories of Corran Ferry (4 of 6)

ARGYLL: Ardgour

1980s; 1990s

ferries; markets; droving; audio

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

Bill Sinclair Audio: Corran Ferry

The Corran Ferry crosses the Corran Narrows in Loch Linnhe, nine miles south of Fort William. The eastern slipway at Nether Lochaber links with the A82 north to Fort William, or south to Ballachulish and Glencoe. The western slipway at Ardgour provides direct access to Ardnamurchan, Morvern and Moidart. The ferry is on an ancient drove route to Central Scotland and is one of the few crossings still in operation today. <br /> <br /> In this audio extract, Anne Mackintosh, daughter of former Corran Ferry operator, Jimmy Mackintosh, considers the origins of the ferry route.<br /> <br /> The first history that I ever heard of on the ferry - about the ferry - was when there was a battle between MacMasters and MacLeans in Ardgour. And the MacMasters owned the Ardgour Estate in those days [prior to the 15th century] and a MacLean of Mull tried to claim the land, and when MacMaster refused him food and shelter, he murdered MacMaster and then escaped. And it is in the history books that MacLean came to the ferry and asked the ferrymen to put him across. So I presume they must have been using a cobble, or an old type of boat in those days, and that there was a ferry in existence then