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TITLE
Loch Beag, Struan
EXTERNAL ID
KIGHF_HF_13_004_009
PLACENAME
Struan
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Bracadale
PERIOD
1920s
SOURCE
Highland Folk Museum
ASSET ID
42578
KEYWORDS
jetties
piers
ferries
boats
ferry boats
Loch Beag, Struan

This photograph shows a party of 8 or 9 people being rowed in to the jetty at Struan, on the west coast of the Isle of Skye. The passengers are being rowed by two men, in a sturdy clinker-built boat. The group was likely taken from a larger vessel anchored out in Loch Beag, or further out in Loch Harport. The jetty was situated in Loch Beag, near the village. The water is very shallow and at low tide a vessel with a substantial draught would not be able to tie up at the jetty.



Struan is a small village of about 250 people. Traditionally it was a crofting and fishing township. Now tourism adds to the local economy.



The Iron Age Broch, Dun Beag, on the hill above the village, is one of the best preserved brochs on Skye. It dates from about 500BC. Records from 1770 record the broch as having walls 18 feet high. Finds from the broch include a gold ring, glass beads, coins and bronze objects.

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Loch Beag, Struan

INVERNESS: Bracadale

1920s

jetties; piers; ferries; boats; ferry boats

Highland Folk Museum

Highland Folk Museum Photographic Collection

This photograph shows a party of 8 or 9 people being rowed in to the jetty at Struan, on the west coast of the Isle of Skye. The passengers are being rowed by two men, in a sturdy clinker-built boat. The group was likely taken from a larger vessel anchored out in Loch Beag, or further out in Loch Harport. The jetty was situated in Loch Beag, near the village. The water is very shallow and at low tide a vessel with a substantial draught would not be able to tie up at the jetty.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Struan is a small village of about 250 people. Traditionally it was a crofting and fishing township. Now tourism adds to the local economy. <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> The Iron Age Broch, Dun Beag, on the hill above the village, is one of the best preserved brochs on Skye. It dates from about 500BC. Records from 1770 record the broch as having walls 18 feet high. Finds from the broch include a gold ring, glass beads, coins and bronze objects.