Hebridean Light Railway Company

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Hebridean Light Railway Company
(Partly constructed)
Ferry across The Minch
Uig, Skye
Ferry across the Sound of Sleat

The Hebridean Light Railway Company proposed to operate on the Scottish islands of Skye and Lewis.[1] The Skye line was to have connected the port of Isleornsay (for ferries from Mallaig on the Scottish mainland) and the port of Uig on the north-west coast of the island, from where ferries would have sailed to Stornoway on Lewis. Another line was then proposed to link Stornoway to Carloway, the second settlement of Lewis. Branch lines were also proposed to Breasclete[2] and Dunvegan.[3]

The line was proposed in 1898, but was never completed. Records of the proposals are held in the National Archives at Kew.[4]


  1. ^ Direcleit (16 November 2010). "a'spaidsearachd agus a'meòrachadh: Hebridean Light Railway Company". Direcleit.blogspot.com. Retrieved 3 December 2010.
  2. ^ "Railways of Lewis & Harris | Isle Ornsay". Hlrco.wordpress.com. 5 October 2010. Retrieved 3 December 2010.
  3. ^ "Isle Ornsay | General ramblings of the Hebridean Light Railway Company". Hlrco.wordpress.com. Retrieved 3 December 2010.
  4. ^ "The Catalogue | Full Details | MT 54/100". The National Archives. Retrieved 3 December 2010.

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Coordinates: 57°35′26″N 6°21′30″W / 57.59056°N 6.35833°W / 57.59056; -6.35833