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TITLE
Dornie Ferry, Loch Duich
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0413_AT
PLACENAME
Dornie
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
DATE OF IMAGE
2008
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Andrew Taylor
SOURCE
Andrew Taylor
ASSET ID
32334
KEYWORDS
ferries
lochs
bridges
Dornie Ferry, Loch Duich

Well in to the twentieth century the ferry crossing from Ardelve to Dornie, the Aird Ferry, linking Kintail with Lochalsh, was by rowing boat. When cars first began to travel in the Highlands they had to be precariously balanced, one at a time, on planks across the gunwales to be transported across. Later the rowing boat was replaced by a motor boat with a turntable which could carry one car. The ferry across Loch Long was replaced by a bridge in 1940.

A ferry also operated from Ardelve to Totaig on the south shore of Loch Duich. The ferryman was summoned by a horn hanging on the pier.

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Dornie Ferry, Loch Duich

ROSS: Lochalsh

2000s

ferries; lochs; bridges

Andrew Taylor

Well in to the twentieth century the ferry crossing from Ardelve to Dornie, the Aird Ferry, linking Kintail with Lochalsh, was by rowing boat. When cars first began to travel in the Highlands they had to be precariously balanced, one at a time, on planks across the gunwales to be transported across. Later the rowing boat was replaced by a motor boat with a turntable which could carry one car. The ferry across Loch Long was replaced by a bridge in 1940.<br /> <br /> A ferry also operated from Ardelve to Totaig on the south shore of Loch Duich. The ferryman was summoned by a horn hanging on the pier.