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TITLE
Telegraph Order for Cotton Wool, Kyle Pharmacy
EXTERNAL ID
Z_HCD_DOC_0023
PLACENAME
Applecross
DISTRICT
Lochcarron
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS AND CROMARTY: Applecross
DATE OF IMAGE
1924
PERIOD
1920s
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
7408
KEYWORDS
telegraph
pharmacy
steamer
Telegraph Order for Cotton Wool, Kyle Pharmacy

Duncan Macpherson set up his pharmacy in Kyle of Lochalsh in 1912 and supplied not only medicines and other chemist related items such as toothbrushes and shampoos, but also tourist information, postcards and photographic materials.

Letters, postcards and informal notes were used to request goods, and also Post Office Telegraphs. This particular order, for 2 pounds of cotton wool, was requested by the doctor in Applecross. Due to the condition of the road and the isolated location of Applecross, by far the easiest form of transport was the steamer which called there en route to Kyle of Lochalsh and Stornoway. The S.S. Sheila was built for the MacBrayne shipping company in 1904 and sailed the route across the Minch for over 20 years. She came to a sad end on New Year's Day 1927 when she ran aground close to the mouth of Loch Torridon when she should have been making for Applecross Bay. Fortunately there was no loss of life


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Telegraph Order for Cotton Wool, Kyle Pharmacy

ROSS AND CROMARTY: Applecross

1920s

telegraph; pharmacy; steamer

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (documents)

Duncan Macpherson set up his pharmacy in Kyle of Lochalsh in 1912 and supplied not only medicines and other chemist related items such as toothbrushes and shampoos, but also tourist information, postcards and photographic materials.<br /> <br /> Letters, postcards and informal notes were used to request goods, and also Post Office Telegraphs. This particular order, for 2 pounds of cotton wool, was requested by the doctor in Applecross. Due to the condition of the road and the isolated location of Applecross, by far the easiest form of transport was the steamer which called there en route to Kyle of Lochalsh and Stornoway. The S.S. Sheila was built for the MacBrayne shipping company in 1904 and sailed the route across the Minch for over 20 years. She came to a sad end on New Year's Day 1927 when she ran aground close to the mouth of Loch Torridon when she should have been making for Applecross Bay. Fortunately there was no loss of life <br /> <br /> <br /> This image may be available to purchase.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href="mailto: skyeandlochalsh.archives@highlifehighland.com ">Skye and Lochalsh Archives</a>