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102%
£10,295
raised of £10,000 target by 244 supporters

    Weʼve raised £10,295 to help maintain and restore the MV Glenachulish, the Glenelg-Skye Ferry. The last turntable ferry of its kind in the world.

    Funded on Wednesday, 8th January 2020

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    Story

    The MV Glenachulish is the last manually operated turntable ferry in the world. Built in 1969 for service at Ballachulish, before the bridge was built there, she was brought to Glenelg in the early 1980s and has sailed the Kylerhea narrows ever since. This year, 2019, she turns 50 years old. The ferry has been in the ownership of the Isle of Skye Ferry Community Interest Company since 2007 and the Glenachulish Preservation Trust was set up to raise funds to preserve this unique piece of Scottish maritime history. Over £200,000 has been raised to bring the boat to her current condition. The original Kelvin T6 engine requires some TLC and the Charity would like to ask for donations for this vital work to be carried out.

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    • jo crawford2 years ago
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      jo crawford

      2 years ago

      We were featured on BBC The One Show last night - a lovely film about the 50th year of the Glenachulish and some nice pieces from the crew and staff. Have a wee look. Our supporters have raised £5,835 so far, for which we are most grateful.

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    • jo crawford2 years ago
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      jo crawford

      2 years ago

      We are enjoying a beautiful spell of weather here and are touched by the generosity of those who have donated so far. We have reached 56% of our target £10,000. Please spread the word as far and wide as you can.

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    • jo crawford2 years ago
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      jo crawford

      2 years ago

      Over half of the target raised. Huge thanks to all of you who have helped reach this amount so far. We are hugely indebted to you all.

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    Supporters

    244

    • Ralph S.

      Ralph S.

      Jan 3, 2020

      I was on such a ferry decades ago, as a teen from the USA. Any suggestions for such rides is more than welcome! We have 7 days. I think it's fantastic you are doing this restoration. Bravo!

      £100.00

    • Verity Hocking

      Verity Hocking

      Jan 2, 2020

    • timothy gudgion

      timothy gudgion

      Dec 8, 2019

      £5.00

    • Khin So Tin

      Khin So Tin

      Nov 27, 2019

      £50.00

    • Sarah Palfreyman

      Sarah Palfreyman

      Nov 21, 2019

      £20.00

    • Pat Holmes

      Pat Holmes

      Nov 20, 2019

      It was a wonderful way to see Skye for the first time. Thanks to Gill Brown of Rabbies Tours👍

      £20.00

    • Rebecca Logan

      Rebecca Logan

      Nov 20, 2019

      £50.00

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