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TITLE
Harbour and Linkspan at Uig
EXTERNAL ID
PC_MACLEAN_HARRIS&LEWIS09_30
PLACENAME
Uig
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Snizort
DATE OF IMAGE
10 July 2009
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Clare Maclean
SOURCE
Clare Maclean
ASSET ID
29249
KEYWORDS
ferries
piers
harbours
bays
transport routes
Harbour and Linkspan at Uig

Uig is a small settlement strung out around Uig Bay near the north end of the Trotternish peninsula on Skye. The road between Uig and Portree was completed in 1812 and the pier by 1840. A Caledonian MacBrayne ferry sails from here to Tarbert on Harris and to Lochmaddy on North Uist. The first car ferry in the 1960s used a hoist and side ramps to load vehicles. This was a very time consuming process. The pier was upgraded in the 1980s allowing the routes from Uig to be covered by roll-on roll-off ferries.

The Skye Brewery is also located in Uig.

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Harbour and Linkspan at Uig

INVERNESS: Snizort

2000s

ferries; piers; harbours; bays; transport routes

Clare Maclean

Uig is a small settlement strung out around Uig Bay near the north end of the Trotternish peninsula on Skye. The road between Uig and Portree was completed in 1812 and the pier by 1840. A Caledonian MacBrayne ferry sails from here to Tarbert on Harris and to Lochmaddy on North Uist. The first car ferry in the 1960s used a hoist and side ramps to load vehicles. This was a very time consuming process. The pier was upgraded in the 1980s allowing the routes from Uig to be covered by roll-on roll-off ferries.<br /> <br /> The Skye Brewery is also located in Uig.