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TITLE
Kyleakin Pier - the Doorstep of Skye
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_2266
PLACENAME
Kyleakin
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Strath
PERIOD
1930s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
34166
KEYWORDS
jetty
village
pier
thatch
Kyleakin Pier - the Doorstep of Skye

The two communities of Kyle and Kyleakin are seen here across the straits which have both separated them and linked them by means of the ferry which crossed this stretch of water for centuries. The railway pier can be seen on the far side, where steamers on the west coast route docked with freight, mail and passengers. Kyleakin jetty, extended to cope with the vehicle traffic on the increasingly larger ferries, adds shelter and berths for the small boats tied up alongside. A small thatched building in the foreground is a reminder of the way of life of the earlier inhabitants of this small village, rather unfortunately described on this card as the "doorstep of Skye"

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Kyleakin Pier - the Doorstep of Skye

INVERNESS: Strath

1930s

jetty; village; pier; thatch

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

The two communities of Kyle and Kyleakin are seen here across the straits which have both separated them and linked them by means of the ferry which crossed this stretch of water for centuries. The railway pier can be seen on the far side, where steamers on the west coast route docked with freight, mail and passengers. Kyleakin jetty, extended to cope with the vehicle traffic on the increasingly larger ferries, adds shelter and berths for the small boats tied up alongside. A small thatched building in the foreground is a reminder of the way of life of the earlier inhabitants of this small village, rather unfortunately described on this card as the "doorstep of Skye"