Highlands & Islands

Skye ferry's Glenelg slipway repaired

Skye ferry Image copyright Skye ferry
Image caption The MV Glenachulish makes crossings of the Kylerhea Straits

A slipway serving the world's last sea-going, manually-operated, turntable ferry has been repaired ahead of the boat's busy summer season.

The 45-year-old MV Glenachulish operates on the oldest crossing to Skye from the mainland.

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) gave £31,500 towards the structural repairs to the slipway at Glenelg on the mainland.

The ferry carries 12,000 passengers every year.

Between April and October, the Glenachulish makes a short crossing of the Kylerhea Straits between Glenelg and Kylerhea on Skye.

A car ferry has crossed the straits since 1934.

The service has been run by the Isle of Skye Ferry Community Interest Company since 2007. The community-owned company was set up after long-time ferryman Roddy MacLeod retired.

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