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Glenelg
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Glenelg

Latitude: 57 13'N
Longitude: 05 38'W
Country: Scotland

Ownership: The Isle of Skye Ferry Community Interest Company
Type: Private
Usage: Ferry Terminal
E-mail: info@skyeferry.com
Website: www.skyeferry.co.uk


About Glenelg

There has been a car ferry service crossing the Kylerhea straits since 1934. However, the closest point to the Isle of Skye has been a crossing point for hundreds of years. It is the first recorded ferry to Skye and is mentioned by Martin Martin in his journal of his tour of Skye in the 1630s. This was also the drove route by which cattle were taken to and from Skye to market in Central Scotland.

The Glenelg - Skye Ferry service operates between Easter and mid-October. The ferry normally operates seven days a week between 10am and 6pm. Sailings are every twenty minutes or as required. The ferry, the Glenachulish, is the last manually operated turntable ferry in Scotland.

The Skye Ferry is community-owned and operated by volunteers. A detailed history of the ferry can be seen here.

The slipway is situated north of the village of Glenelg. It is built of dressed stone blocks with stone sets on the surface and was designed by Thomas Telford.


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