Highlands & Islands

Paint job: Last of its kind ferry back to old livery

The world's last sea-going, manually-operated, turntable ferry has been repainted in its original livery.

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

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

Image copyright Isle of Skye Ferry Community Interest Company

The Glenachulish before its new paint job.

Image copyright Isle of Skye Ferry Community Interest Company

And in its new colours making the crossing of the Kylerhea Straits.

Image copyright Isle of Skye Ferry Community Interest Company

The ferry carries 12,000 passengers every year.

Image copyright Isle of Skye Ferry Community Interest Company

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.

Image copyright Isle of Skye Ferry Community Interest Company

With support of a £31,500 grant from Highlands and Islands Enterprise, the ferry's slipway at Glenelg was given a revamp ahead of the latest summer tourist season.

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