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HELLO....now try to say that!!! The broad valley of Strath Suardal provides an easy low-level route that runs south west from Broadford all the way to Torrin on Loch Slapin. Today the valley is a quiet place, with only a few cottages and farmsteads very thinly scattered along it.

It is difficult to believe today, but for several centuries Strath Suardal was a hive of activity. Skye marble was being extracted from the south side of the valley as early as 1703 when Martin Martin recorded quarries here. In 1907 a railway was built for the 3½ miles from the old pier at Broadford along Strath Suardal to a factory in which high quality marble was dressed and polished. In 1914 the onset of war led to the demise of the operation.

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  • Copyright: dale rys (dale54) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1030 W: 0 N: 2573] (17632)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2019-05-06
  • Categories: Arquitectura
  • Exposición: f/0.8, 1/256 segundos
  • Versión de la foto: Versión original
  • Date Submitted: 2019-05-07 14:50
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Points: 20
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