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TITLE
Over the Sea to Skye from Kyle of Lochalsh
EXTERNAL ID
PC_RAMSAY_003
PLACENAME
Kyle of Lochalsh
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
PERIOD
1930s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
William J Ramsay
ASSET ID
29714
KEYWORDS
paddle steamer
Fusilier
ferries
ferry boats
Over the Sea to Skye from Kyle of Lochalsh

The elegant paddle steamer Fusilier, most likely on route with the mail to Portree on Skye, is watched by a crowd on the jetty at Kyle of Lochalsh. The 280 tonne Fusilier was built in 1888, owned by David MacBrayne for some time, and finally scrapped in 1939. As the photograph shows, boats played a major role in the daily lives of coastal villages. The onlookers probably spent many hours watching boats while waiting for theirs to arrive or leave! The smaller ferry was the main transport for people, vehicles, and often livestock to Kyleakin on Skye. The Lochness, with bow just visible to the left, is at the Kyle pier being refuelled for its Mallaig, Skye, Stornoway, route


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Over the Sea to Skye from Kyle of Lochalsh

ROSS: Lochalsh

1930s

paddle steamer; Fusilier; ferries; ferry boats

William J Ramsay

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

The elegant paddle steamer Fusilier, most likely on route with the mail to Portree on Skye, is watched by a crowd on the jetty at Kyle of Lochalsh. The 280 tonne Fusilier was built in 1888, owned by David MacBrayne for some time, and finally scrapped in 1939. As the photograph shows, boats played a major role in the daily lives of coastal villages. The onlookers probably spent many hours watching boats while waiting for theirs to arrive or leave! The smaller ferry was the main transport for people, vehicles, and often livestock to Kyleakin on Skye. The Lochness, with bow just visible to the left, is at the Kyle pier being refuelled for its Mallaig, Skye, Stornoway, route <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href=""mailto: skyeandlochalsh.archives@highlifehighland.com"">Skye and Lochalsh Archives</a>