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TITLE
Kyle to Kyleakin Ferry
EXTERNAL ID
PC_WGORDON3_008_015
PLACENAME
Kyle
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
PERIOD
1970s
SOURCE
W Gordon
ASSET ID
30326
KEYWORDS
ferries
Kyleakin
Kyle
Skye of Lochalsh
Skye Bridge
ferry boats
Kyle to Kyleakin Ferry

This photograph shows the Kyle to Kyleakin ferry boat leaving the slipway at Kyle, during the 1970s. The owner of the BMW car in the foreground is a Mr Jack Gordon.

Kyleakin has been the main crossing point from Skye to the mainland at least since the 17th century. Until the mid-1930s, only one car at a time could be transported across the strait. Today the ferry is no longer in public use due to the building of the Skye Bridge, linking the island to the mainland.

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Kyle to Kyleakin Ferry

ROSS: Lochalsh

1970s

ferries; Kyleakin; Kyle; Skye of Lochalsh; Skye Bridge; ferry boats

W Gordon

Winnie Gordon (photographs)

This photograph shows the Kyle to Kyleakin ferry boat leaving the slipway at Kyle, during the 1970s. The owner of the BMW car in the foreground is a Mr Jack Gordon.<br /> <br /> Kyleakin has been the main crossing point from Skye to the mainland at least since the 17th century. Until the mid-1930s, only one car at a time could be transported across the strait. Today the ferry is no longer in public use due to the building of the Skye Bridge, linking the island to the mainland.