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Collection AF58 - Harbours, piers and ferries

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GB 234 AF58


Harbours, piers and ferries


  • 1828-1912 (Creation)

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6.06 linear metres

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Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland (1960-1999)

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This series of files, which was originally raised in the Scottish Office, covers the framing of the Harbours, Piers and Ferries (Scotland) Act, 1937 and matters arising from its operation.

Of particular interest for the Outer Hebrides are the following files:

AF58/255: Piers and Harbours: Stornoway - Repairs to piers and wharves: general, including plans 1967-1977

AF58/266: Piers and Harbours Works: Gravir Pier, Isle of Lewis 1981-1982

AF58/94, 116, 131, 133, 147, 181, 200, 232: Marine works at Stornoway harbour, Bayble pier, Tolsta pier, Portnaguran pier, Shawbost pier, Bernera, Port of Ness and Brevig (all in Lewis) 1933-1939

AF58/89, 125, 144, 145, 200: Marine works at Tarbert pier, Scarp boat slips, Berneray (all in Harris) 1933-1942

AF58/88, 124, 146, 148, 165, 192, 203: Marine works at Eriskay, Lochmaddy, Auredsay Isle, Polochar, Lochboisdale, Loch Carnan (all in North or South Uist) 1933-1964

AF58/115 Marine works at Petersport, Benbecula 1933-1947

AF58/71, 149: Marine works at Castlebay and Northbay (all in Barra) 1932-1949

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  • English

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Full catalogue available through National Records of Scotland online catalogue at

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