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TITLE
Kylesku Ferry - the last crossing (5 of 10)
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_SINCLAIR_KYLESKUFERRY_05
PLACENAME
Kylesku
DISTRICT
Eddrachillis and Durness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
SUTHERLAND: Eddrachillis
PERIOD
1980s; 1990s
CREATOR
Walter Brewer
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
2090
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 Walter Brauer, skipper of the 'Maid of Kylesku', on his last voyage before the official opening of the bridge.

Interviewer: What do you think is going to happen to the boat, Walter?

I have no idea. Nobody told me, or anyone knows what's going to happen to it. It might go to Corran. It might be sold. I have no idea.

Interviewer: Well, here we are halfway across already. It doesn't take long, does it?

Just a few minutes. Just a few minutes.

Interviewer: It must be a terrific difference from the old days with the turntable boats and the strong currents.

I don't know. I think with the turntable boats we had more fun. You could speak to people and just - Great boat here, it's a nice boat, but you're too high up and you don't see, or meet, anybody

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Kylesku Ferry - the last crossing (5 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 Walter Brauer, skipper of the 'Maid of Kylesku', on his last voyage before the official opening of the bridge.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: What do you think is going to happen to the boat, Walter?<br /> <br /> I have no idea. Nobody told me, or anyone knows what's going to happen to it. It might go to Corran. It might be sold. I have no idea.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: Well, here we are halfway across already. It doesn't take long, does it?<br /> <br /> Just a few minutes. Just a few minutes. <br /> <br /> Interviewer: It must be a terrific difference from the old days with the turntable boats and the strong currents.<br /> <br /> I don't know. I think with the turntable boats we had more fun. You could speak to people and just - Great boat here, it's a nice boat, but you're too high up and you don't see, or meet, anybody