Highlands & Islands

Skye boat training for schoolgirl Isabelle Law

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Media captionA teenage girl in the Highlands is aiming to be skipper of the last manual turntable car ferry in Britain

A schoolgirl has got herself a summer job on Scotland's last manually-operated turntable ferry.

Isabelle Law, 14, from the Isle of Skye, is being trained as a member of the Glenachulish's small crew.

The six-car, 40-year-old ferry makes a short crossing of the Kylerhea Straits between Glenelg on the mainland and Kylerhea on the island.

Teenager Isabelle said she hoped to become the skipper of the ferry one day.

She told BBC Alba: "You meet so many new people and find out where they are from and something about their lives.

Image caption The Glenachulish makes a short crossing of the Kylerhea Straits

"It is nice to find out new things."

Isabelle added: "I would love to be the skipper of it one day.

"When I am 18 I will be able to do that."

The Glenachulish is owned and operated by a community company.

It usually sails between April and mid-October.

A car ferry has crossed the straits since 1934 and in more recent years has offered visitors an alternative to the Skye Bridge.

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