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TITLE
North of Kyle of Lochalsh
EXTERNAL ID
PC_RAMSAY_027
PLACENAME
Kyle of Lochalsh
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
PERIOD
1960s
CREATOR
William J Ramsay
SOURCE
William J Ramsay
ASSET ID
29732
KEYWORDS
railway
hills
North of Kyle of Lochalsh

The road north out of Kyle on the western end of the Lochalsh peninsula to Plockton provides beauty and diversity. Barren, rocky hills give way to green, fertile croft lands, and the coastline provides sheltered bays from the Inner Sound, to anchor boats. In this photograph, the hills of Torridon still show a good covering of snow. The railway line from Inverness, with the final stretch from Stromeferry completed in 1897, is seen here running along the shoreline. In many places in these final few miles the line was constructed only by blasting through great stretches of solid rock.

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North of Kyle of Lochalsh

ROSS: Lochalsh

1960s

railway; hills

William J Ramsay

William J Ramsay Archive

The road north out of Kyle on the western end of the Lochalsh peninsula to Plockton provides beauty and diversity. Barren, rocky hills give way to green, fertile croft lands, and the coastline provides sheltered bays from the Inner Sound, to anchor boats. In this photograph, the hills of Torridon still show a good covering of snow. The railway line from Inverness, with the final stretch from Stromeferry completed in 1897, is seen here running along the shoreline. In many places in these final few miles the line was constructed only by blasting through great stretches of solid rock.