Kyle of Lochalsh, Lochalsh

John Peat Munn
Production date
Jun 1957
Text on negative envelope reads 'Kyle of Lochalsh. Skye Ferry Boat, Kyleakin Straits, McBraynes MV Loch Seaforth & Isle of Skye in background'. View of the car ferry with its turntable swung out onto the jetty and a group of passengers at the stern. In the distance at the railway pier is the MV Loch Seaforth.
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Production date
Jun 1957
Subject notes
The ferry was moored by a crewman jumping ashore to tie a rope onto a large ring, one of a line of rings on the jetty. The force of the engines then kept the ferry alongside. The David Macbrayne steamer Loch Seaforth (1089 tons) was completed in 1947 and sank in 1973 after striking a rock. She served on the Mallaig - Kyle - Stornoway route. The railway from Inverness previously terminated at Strome Ferry, a poor harbour. The line was extended to Kyle in 1897.
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