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TITLE
The Kessock Ferry boat, known as the 'Eilean Dubh'
EXTERNAL ID
PAW18784I
PLACENAME
North Kessock
DISTRICT
Avoch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Knockbain
PERIOD
1950s
CREATOR
David Whyte Studio
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
21031
KEYWORDS
Kessock Ferry
Black Isle
Eilean Dubh
ferries
boats
ships
Rosehaugh
Oil Rigs
Cromarty Firth
ferry boats
The Kessock Ferry boat, known as the 'Eilean Dubh'

The Kessock Ferry boat, the 'Eilean Dubh'.

The Kessock Ferry was an ancient water route between Inverness and the Black Isle. It was frequently used by the local farming community, wishing to sell their produce in Inverness.

The 'Eilean Dubh' was the first purpose-built vehicle ferry to travel the water route, being capable of carrying up to eight cars. Passengers could seek shelter from the sea spray in a small inside cabin. In 1967 the 'Eliean Dubh' was replaced by a much larger ferry boat, the 'Rosehaugh' and was only retained as a relief vessel, when the newer ferry boat went out-of-service. After the disabling of the Kessock Ferry in 1982, the 'Eilean Dubh' was used as a tender for oil rigs moored in the Cromarty Firth for service and repair


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The Kessock Ferry boat, known as the 'Eilean Dubh'

ROSS: Knockbain

1950s

Kessock Ferry; Black Isle; Eilean Dubh; ferries; boats; ships; Rosehaugh; Oil Rigs; Cromarty Firth; ferry boats

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

David Whyte Collection, Highland Photographic Archive

The Kessock Ferry boat, the 'Eilean Dubh'. <br /> <br /> The Kessock Ferry was an ancient water route between Inverness and the Black Isle. It was frequently used by the local farming community, wishing to sell their produce in Inverness.<br /> <br /> The 'Eilean Dubh' was the first purpose-built vehicle ferry to travel the water route, being capable of carrying up to eight cars. Passengers could seek shelter from the sea spray in a small inside cabin. In 1967 the 'Eliean Dubh' was replaced by a much larger ferry boat, the 'Rosehaugh' and was only retained as a relief vessel, when the newer ferry boat went out-of-service. After the disabling of the Kessock Ferry in 1982, the 'Eilean Dubh' was used as a tender for oil rigs moored in the Cromarty Firth for service and repair <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email the<br /> <a href="mailto: photographic.archive@highlifehighland.com">Highland Photographic Archive</a> quoting the External ID.<br />