Bradshaw's Guide Scotlands Railways West Coast - Carlisle to Inverness

Bradshaw's Guide Scotlands Railways West Coast - Carlisle to Inverness

Bradshaw's Guide Scotland's Railways East Coast Berwick to Aberdeen & Beyond

Bradshaw's Guide Scotland's Railways East Coast Berwick to Aberdeen & Beyond

West Highland Piers

Publication Date15th February 2012

Book FormatPaperback

pages96

Illustrations176

Height234

Width165

The fascinating history of piers 'on the West Highland coast of Scotland illustrated through a wonderful collection of images, from the nineteenth-century to the present day.
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ISBN
9781445600970

Unlike in the rest of the United Kingdom the pier in Scotland has always seen as functional rather than as a pleasure pier. This was certainly the case on the West Highland Coast. During the nineteenth century and well into the twentieth century shipping was the only way to transport goods and people in and out of the West Highlands and Islands. Served by paddle steamers, puffers and small coasters, the piers served a vital function for their communities. Often with stunning mountain backdrops, many settlements clustered around the piers. Some piers, like at Oban could accommodate a number of ships at once, while others, such as at Scarinish on the Island of Tiree, were built with functionality in mind, providing for the needs of the inhabitants. Alistair Deayton brings together a superb selection of images of the West Highland piers. Telling their history and showing just some of the variety of vessels that called there. Included are the piers at Oban, Ullapool, Port Askiag, Kennacriag, Malliag, Tarbet and Armadale. From Macbrayne's steamers to the working vessels of McCallum, Orme and the puffers of Glenlight, a vast array of ships are shown. Many of the piers are still an important part of life on the West Coast with Caledonian MacBrayne ferries running between the mainland and the Islands.

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