Kyle of Lochalsh (Scotland)

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Kyle of Lochalsh cruise port

Region
UK - British Isles

Local Time
22:47 21 Sep 2018

Coordinates
57.27955 N, -5.71073 W

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Kyle of Lochalsh is a port village on Scotland's northwestern coast, with population under 1,000. The village is located at Loch Alsh's entrance, opposite Kyleakin (Isle of Skye), approx 100 km (63 ml) west of Inverness. Before 1995, a ferry connected both villages, but was replaced by Skye Bridge (road bridge over Loch Alsh).

Kyle of Lochalsh (Scotland) cruise port

  • Kyle of Lochalsh is the shopping and transport centre for the region, featuring a harbour with marina for berthing yachts and leisure boats. The surrounding scenery and unique wildlife are the main tourist attraction. Salmon farming is among the commong activities in the village.
  • A railway station (connecting to Inverness) was opened in 1897 to improve public transportation in northwestern Scotland. The railway ends on water's edge, close to the pier where the ferry used to dock.
  • The control centre of Royal Naval BUTEC submarine range has its base here. 
  • In 1980, BBC filmed the documentary series "Great Railway Journeys Of The World" and Kyle of Lochalsh was in the episode "Confessions of a Trainspotter". Along with nearby Plockton, Kyle of Lochalsh became the backdrop to BBC's TV series "Hamish MacBeth" (comedy-mystery-drama aired in 1995).

Highlights: Brochs of Glenelg, Mam Ratagan Pass, Eilean Donan Castle

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