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TITLE
Kyle of Lochalsh from Kyleakin, Isle of Skye
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_2263
PLACENAME
Kyle of Lochalsh
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
PERIOD
1940s; 1950s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
34163
KEYWORDS
village
ferry
steamer
pier
hotel
fishing
Kyle of Lochalsh from Kyleakin, Isle of Skye

Kyle of Lochalsh seems to cling to the coast, the bare hills creating a stark backdrop to the village, seen here from across the strait on Skye. A steamer, possibly the Loch Seaforth, is moored alongside the railway pier. Kyle was a regular port of call for the MacBrayne steamers which carried freight, passengers and mail up and down the west coast of Scotland, providing a lifeline service to many of the more remote locations. The ferry which plied between Kyle and Kyleakin on Skye can also be seen making its way towards the slipway just below the hotel. The Station Hotel, later renamed the Lochalsh Hotel, was extended over the years from a large house in the early part of the 20th century, to a four storey building, even larger than is pictured here.
To the right of the pier, along the shore, are various buildings connected to the fishing industry. The area was once known as Fernbank Works, where fish curing was carried out, and a number of the sheds also provided accommodation for transient workers

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Kyle of Lochalsh from Kyleakin, Isle of Skye

ROSS: Lochalsh

1940s; 1950s

village; ferry; steamer; pier; hotel; fishing

Highland Libraries

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Kyle of Lochalsh seems to cling to the coast, the bare hills creating a stark backdrop to the village, seen here from across the strait on Skye. A steamer, possibly the Loch Seaforth, is moored alongside the railway pier. Kyle was a regular port of call for the MacBrayne steamers which carried freight, passengers and mail up and down the west coast of Scotland, providing a lifeline service to many of the more remote locations. The ferry which plied between Kyle and Kyleakin on Skye can also be seen making its way towards the slipway just below the hotel. The Station Hotel, later renamed the Lochalsh Hotel, was extended over the years from a large house in the early part of the 20th century, to a four storey building, even larger than is pictured here.<br /> To the right of the pier, along the shore, are various buildings connected to the fishing industry. The area was once known as Fernbank Works, where fish curing was carried out, and a number of the sheds also provided accommodation for transient workers