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Suishnish pier on the Isle of Raasay

Suishnish pier on the Isle of Raasay

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LOCATION: Raasay
PERIOD: 1920s
DISTRICT: Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH: INVERNESS:Portree
CONTRIBUTOR: Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
COLLECTION NAME: Duncan Macpherson (photographs)
CREATOR: Duncan Macpherson
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A view from Raasay, to the Isle of Skye, over the pier at Suishnish. The buildings in the centre are associated with the extraction and transport of iron ore. Iron ore was discovered on the island in 1893, and Raasay Iron Ore Mine was opened in 1913. Steam-powered, cable driven wagons transported the ore to the pier at Suishnish. Originally miners from Lanarkshire, Belgium and Italy were employed, but German Prisoners of War from World War I were also put to work there. By 1920, the mine was disused and most of the machinery removed. Duncan Macpherson visited Raasay with his son in 1940, as described in his book, 'Lure of the West'



IDENTIFIER: HCD00804

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