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TITLE
Kylesku Ferry - the last crossing (3 of 10)
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_SINCLAIR_KYLESKUFERRY_03
PLACENAME
Kylesku
DISTRICT
Eddrachillis and Durness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
SUTHERLAND: Eddrachillis
PERIOD
1980s; 1990s
CREATOR
unknown
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
2087
KEYWORDS
ferries
car ferries
audio

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Kylesku is a small settlement in north-west Sutherland, where Loch Glencoul and Loch Glendhu join to flow through Loch a' Chairn into Eddrachillis Bay. The Kylesku narrows were crossed by a ferry from the early 1800s, until a bridge was built in 1984. In this audio extract, Bill Sinclair talks to a passenger on the 'Maid of Kylesku', during the last journey before the official opening of the bridge.

Interviewer: Well, how do you feel today with the, more or less, the last official running of Kylesku Ferry before the Queen opens the bridge?

Very mixed feelings, I suppose. Sorry the ferry's going off. We're going to miss it. It's been our way of life for the last number o years.

Interviewer: Well, we've got Kessock off now, and now Kylesku, and I don't think Corran's going to go off for quite a while. I can still use my tickets for the ferry, I think, in Corran.

That's right.

Interviewer: It's the only place I'll manage to use them now.

That's right

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Kylesku Ferry - the last crossing (3 of 10)

SUTHERLAND: Eddrachillis

1980s; 1990s

ferries; car ferries; audio

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

Bill Sinclair Audio: Kylesku Ferry

Kylesku is a small settlement in north-west Sutherland, where Loch Glencoul and Loch Glendhu join to flow through Loch a' Chairn into Eddrachillis Bay. The Kylesku narrows were crossed by a ferry from the early 1800s, until a bridge was built in 1984. In this audio extract, Bill Sinclair talks to a passenger on the 'Maid of Kylesku', during the last journey before the official opening of the bridge.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: Well, how do you feel today with the, more or less, the last official running of Kylesku Ferry before the Queen opens the bridge?<br /> <br /> Very mixed feelings, I suppose. Sorry the ferry's going off. We're going to miss it. It's been our way of life for the last number o years. <br /> <br /> Interviewer: Well, we've got Kessock off now, and now Kylesku, and I don't think Corran's going to go off for quite a while. I can still use my tickets for the ferry, I think, in Corran. <br /> <br /> That's right.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: It's the only place I'll manage to use them now.<br /> <br /> That's right