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TITLE
The Harbour, Portree, Isle of Skye
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_2475
PLACENAME
Portree
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Portree
PERIOD
1940s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
34380
KEYWORDS
village
harbour
pier
The Harbour, Portree, Isle of Skye

It is unclear what activity is drawing the interest of the crowd down at the slipway at Portree harbour. The Telford designed quay was built in the 1820s, later extended and then extensively refurbished in 1902, when a new timber pier was added, as well as stone and slated buildings to act as offices and stores. These developments improved the facilities for the increasing amount of traffic using the harbour; regular steamers bringing tourists, mail boats, and freight carriers as well as fishing boats.

The Royal Hotel, Pier Hotel and what would become the Temperance Hotel, are all pictured here, as well as the houses of Beaumont Crescent available for rent, testifying to the influx of visitors to the island

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The Harbour, Portree, Isle of Skye

INVERNESS: Portree

1940s

village; harbour; pier

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

It is unclear what activity is drawing the interest of the crowd down at the slipway at Portree harbour. The Telford designed quay was built in the 1820s, later extended and then extensively refurbished in 1902, when a new timber pier was added, as well as stone and slated buildings to act as offices and stores. These developments improved the facilities for the increasing amount of traffic using the harbour; regular steamers bringing tourists, mail boats, and freight carriers as well as fishing boats.<br /> <br /> The Royal Hotel, Pier Hotel and what would become the Temperance Hotel, are all pictured here, as well as the houses of Beaumont Crescent available for rent, testifying to the influx of visitors to the island