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TITLE
Sunset over Uig Bay, Isle of Skye
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_2607
PLACENAME
Uig
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Snizort
PERIOD
1940s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
34508
KEYWORDS
Uig
ferry
Caledonian MacBrayne
Harris
Uist
ferries
Sunset over Uig Bay, Isle of Skye

This photograph shows a lovely calm evening in Uig in the north of Skye. The pier was erected in 1894, then improved and extended, and 'officially' opened in 1902 by King Edward VII. A monument near the car park marks the occasion. In the past, Uig was a flourishing fishing and crofting village and to-day there are still a number of boats fishing from the bay. In the early years, steamers on the Glasgow/Stornoway route made regular stops in Uig. In 1964 Caledonian MacBrayne started the route to Harris and North Uist, and the pier has again been upgraded to accommodate the larger boats

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Sunset over Uig Bay, Isle of Skye

INVERNESS: Snizort

1940s

Uig; ferry; Caledonian MacBrayne; Harris; Uist; ferries;

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This photograph shows a lovely calm evening in Uig in the north of Skye. The pier was erected in 1894, then improved and extended, and 'officially' opened in 1902 by King Edward VII. A monument near the car park marks the occasion. In the past, Uig was a flourishing fishing and crofting village and to-day there are still a number of boats fishing from the bay. In the early years, steamers on the Glasgow/Stornoway route made regular stops in Uig. In 1964 Caledonian MacBrayne started the route to Harris and North Uist, and the pier has again been upgraded to accommodate the larger boats