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TITLE
Letter concerning the railway construction of Skye Marble Ltd, page 1
EXTERNAL ID
Z_CDT_19_MEP4445_12_1
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Strath
DATE OF IMAGE
23 July 1910
PERIOD
1910s
SOURCE
Clan Donald Library and Museum of the Isles
ASSET ID
2588
KEYWORDS
Skye marble
quarries
trains
railways
construction
industry
marble
Letter concerning the railway construction of Skye Marble Ltd, page 1

The letter-writer is a member of the Institute of Civil Engineers and a Director of Skye Marble Ltd. Skye Marble Ltd began quarrying marble in Strath, using Belgian workers, in 1904. They later built a railway that linked the quarries at Kilbride with the pier at Broadford.

The letter states that, so far, Skye Marble Ltd have spent £30,000 on four miles of railway and bridge, heavy construction plant and machinery at the two quarries at Kilbride. He says that a further £10,000 will be needed for additional quarries, workmen's houses and clubrooms etc. At the time of writing £250 a month in wages were being paid out.

This manuscript is from the collection of the Clan Donald Library and Museum of the Isles, Isle of Skye

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Letter concerning the railway construction of Skye Marble Ltd, page 1

INVERNESS: Strath

1910s

Skye marble; quarries; trains; railways; construction; industry; marble

Clan Donald Library and Museum of the Isles

Clan Donald Library papers - various

The letter-writer is a member of the Institute of Civil Engineers and a Director of Skye Marble Ltd. Skye Marble Ltd began quarrying marble in Strath, using Belgian workers, in 1904. They later built a railway that linked the quarries at Kilbride with the pier at Broadford.<br /> <br /> The letter states that, so far, Skye Marble Ltd have spent £30,000 on four miles of railway and bridge, heavy construction plant and machinery at the two quarries at Kilbride. He says that a further £10,000 will be needed for additional quarries, workmen's houses and clubrooms etc. At the time of writing £250 a month in wages were being paid out.<br /> <br /> This manuscript is from the collection of the Clan Donald Library and Museum of the Isles, Isle of Skye