Sunday, August 18, 2019
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Will she be ready in time?

Skye's most famous ferry - the Glenachulish - is looking for a little help from its friends.

The last manually operated turntable ferry in Scotland, she is ideally suited for  crossing the Kylerhea straits where she has been providing a car ferry service for many years.

However, this winter has seen a major outlay with over £30,000 spent on the ferry. Costs on replacing the wheelhouse in particular have escalated and now the charity run company are seeking support.

Already £2,600 has poured in but more is still needed to reach the £5,000 cost of the project.

A spokesperson said: "People come from all over the world to visit our ferry. Sometimes, they even get married on it! More often, passengers spot seals and herons, perhaps even an otter or our local sea-eagle.

Travelling on the the Glenachulish is a great experience, but she is over 40 years old and maintenance is expensive."

Ferry fans can donate as little as a £1 and ensure that the Glenachulish is ready in time for the new season.  If you want to help out follow the SkyeTimes link go to the foot of the page and click the donate button.


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