Before the bridge
Our workboat Bàta nam Bràthairean was recently berthed at Kyleakin slipway, and seeing one of our OSH pick-ups at her bow ramp reminded us of the days before the Skye Bridge.
This small slipway at Kyleakin was once a vital part of travel on and off the Isle of Skye, with the main ferry service operating to Kyle of Lochalsh on the mainland (visible in the background) until the opening of the iconic Skye Bridge in 1995.
. Although no ferry berths here anymore, the slipway is still used today by pleasure craft and small workboats.
. You can still sail ‘Over the Sea to Skye’ on ferry routes from Glenelg and Mallaig.