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Kyle Of Lochalsh, Station And Pier

Pier (19th Century), Railway Station (19th Century)

Site Name Kyle Of Lochalsh, Station And Pier

Classification Pier (19th Century), Railway Station (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Hms Trelawney; Kyle Akin; Railway Pier; Port Za; Port B

Canmore ID 11673

Site Number NG72NE 9

NGR NG 76246 27134

NGR Description Centred NG 76246 27134

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Lochalsh
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Skye And Lochalsh
  • Former County Ross And Cromarty

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Railway Terrace, variegated rubble and brick group of railway workers' cottages, presumably contemporary with station. Station, engineer Murdoch Paterson, 1897 Pierhead terminus building with canopies supported on fluted cast-iron columns with decorative capitals and brackets. The island platforms are approached by a long ramped roadway, and the rail lines flanked by massive quays.

[Costing £200,000, and involving incredible explosions and excavations along the rocky northern shoreline of Lochalsh, the ten and a half mile rail extension to Kyle was, in proportion to its length, the most expensive stretch of railway in the British Isles.]

Taken from "Western Seaboard: An Illustrated Architectural Guide", by Mary Miers, 2008. Published by the Rutland Press

Archaeology Notes

NG72NE 9 centred 76246 27134

For nearby (railway) hotel, see NG72NE 6.

Kyle of Lochalsh Station [NAT]

OS 1:10,000 map, 1974.

(Location cited as NG 763 279). Kyle of Lochalsh station and pier. Opened 1897 by the Highland Rly, engineer Murdoch Paterson.

J R Hume 1977.

Highland Railway. Opened 2 November 1897.

J Thomas 1977.

Kyle of Lochalsh was HMS Trelawney and the secret code was Port ZA. It was from here that all the mine-laying of the entire British fleety was carried out. The mines were stored in special sidings along the railway line from Dingwall.

J Guy 2000; NMRS MS 810/10, Vol.1, 56

Architecture Notes


Kyle of Lochalsh Station.

Opened 02.11.1897 (Highland Railway).


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