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Scalpay Bridge
Scalpay Bridge

A bridge linking the islands of Harris and Scalpay which would improve economic development and social access was one of the key tasks identified by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar in the early 1990's.

With the welcome assistance of a 65% grant from the European Union through the Objective One Programme, the islands' authority was able to proceed with the ambitious transport objective they had set themselves to construct the 300m bridge to Scalpay which carries road and pedestrian traffic together with the water supply for the island.

First Crossing of Bridge

In December 1997, Scalpay's oldest resident, Mrs Kirsty Morrison (103), led the way for the first drive across the bridge. The dream had become a reality as the islands were finally linked.

Finished Bridge

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