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TITLE
Port Luinge, Pier and Jetty, Kyle of Lochalsh
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0713
PLACENAME
Kyle of Lochalsh
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
PERIOD
1910s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32635
KEYWORDS
villages
landscapes
jetties
boats
ships
Port Luinge, Pier and Jetty, Kyle of Lochalsh

This area of shore between the jetty and the railway pier at Kyle of Lochalsh is rarely referred to as Port Luinge, as the title of this postcard suggests.

The jetty and the view across to Castle Maol near Kyleakin on Skye is a familiar one for tourists arriving by rail at the station pier, or stopping off in Kyle before crossing to Skye.



There was a ferry crossing from Kyle of Lochalsh to Kyleakin on Skye from at least the 17th century. William Roy's map of the area, undertaken in the mid-18th century for the Military Survey of Scotland, shows a small, un-named community near the present location of Kyle. The land round about is very rocky and could not have supported a large community.

The arrival of the railway in 1897 changed that and the village prospered. Things changed again in 1995 with the opening of the Skye Bridge, but Kyle remains the shopping and transport centre of the area, with additional attractions such as boat trips provided for visitors.

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Port Luinge, Pier and Jetty, Kyle of Lochalsh

ROSS: Lochalsh

1910s

villages; landscapes; jetties; boats; ships

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This area of shore between the jetty and the railway pier at Kyle of Lochalsh is rarely referred to as Port Luinge, as the title of this postcard suggests. <br /> <br /> The jetty and the view across to Castle Maol near Kyleakin on Skye is a familiar one for tourists arriving by rail at the station pier, or stopping off in Kyle before crossing to Skye.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> There was a ferry crossing from Kyle of Lochalsh to Kyleakin on Skye from at least the 17th century. William Roy's map of the area, undertaken in the mid-18th century for the Military Survey of Scotland, shows a small, un-named community near the present location of Kyle. The land round about is very rocky and could not have supported a large community. <br /> <br /> The arrival of the railway in 1897 changed that and the village prospered. Things changed again in 1995 with the opening of the Skye Bridge, but Kyle remains the shopping and transport centre of the area, with additional attractions such as boat trips provided for visitors.