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TITLE
Kyleakin, Skye, & Kyle of Lochalsh
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_2261
PLACENAME
Kyle of Lochalsh
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
PERIOD
1910s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
34161
KEYWORDS
village
pier
railway
hotel
Kyleakin, Skye, & Kyle of Lochalsh

This postcard was probably one of the earlier images published by the Kyle Pharmacy. The village of Kyle of Lochalsh still has something of a frontier outpost atmosphere about it, despite the large pier and railway terminus. The few houses to be seen are dotted about the rocky landscape, however the larger building furthest from the camera was the Station Hotel, later the Lochalsh Hotel. It was bought by the Highland Railway Company in 1897 when the rail network finally reached Kyle, and is attractively situated close to the shore looking across to Kyleakin on Skye. Despite the fact that Kyle had a ferry service to Skye for many years, it was not until the railway pier was constructed that the village started to develop. Steamers called regularly on the west coast route to the Western Isles, bringing tourists as well as freight and mail, and as car numbers increased, so too did the size of the ferries crossing to Skye, and the facilities on offer in Kyle

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Kyleakin, Skye, & Kyle of Lochalsh

ROSS: Lochalsh

1910s

village; pier; railway; hotel

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard was probably one of the earlier images published by the Kyle Pharmacy. The village of Kyle of Lochalsh still has something of a frontier outpost atmosphere about it, despite the large pier and railway terminus. The few houses to be seen are dotted about the rocky landscape, however the larger building furthest from the camera was the Station Hotel, later the Lochalsh Hotel. It was bought by the Highland Railway Company in 1897 when the rail network finally reached Kyle, and is attractively situated close to the shore looking across to Kyleakin on Skye. Despite the fact that Kyle had a ferry service to Skye for many years, it was not until the railway pier was constructed that the village started to develop. Steamers called regularly on the west coast route to the Western Isles, bringing tourists as well as freight and mail, and as car numbers increased, so too did the size of the ferries crossing to Skye, and the facilities on offer in Kyle