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Donations help to bring back ferry for summer

A HIGHLAND community has raised more than £5,000 towards repairs of the last manually-operated turntable ferry in existence.

The Glenachulish ferry, which operates from Glenelg to Skye, underwent £80,000 of repairs this winter after having to have its 40-year-old boat’s wheelhouse replaced.

But the cost of the wheelhouse was more than expected and the Isle of Skye Ferry Community Interest Company, which operates the ferry, had a shortfall of £5,000.

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