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Isle of Skye Timeline 3 - AD 1804 to AD 1995

1804: Lord Alexander MacDonald of Sleat petitions the Highlands Roads and bridges Commission to build the Kylerhea to Stein road.

1805: Thomas Telford develops plan for Highland roads.

1805: Evangelists call for bagpipes and fiddles to be destroyed on a great bonfire at the head of Loch Snizort.

1808: The Macleod's' lands at Glenelg sold for £98,500 to a London banker named Patrick Crawford Bruce.

1810: Portree jail, the town's oldest remaining building is built.

1811: Road from Dunvegan to Borve completed.

1811: Lime kiln built at Broadford.

1812: Angus MacKay born on Rassay. Became a Gold Medal piper to the Rassay Campbell's.

1812: Road between Broadford and Ardvasar completed.

1813: Cattle driven from Skye to mainland markets put at between 5,000 and 8,000 head a year.

1813: Road between Kylerhea and Ardvasar completed.

1814: Sir Walter Scott visits Skye.

1815: Armadale Castle designed by Gillespie Graham.

1819: Publication of John MacCulloch's Description of the Western Isles.

1831: Turner paints Loch Corriskin.

1837: 450 Skye people shipped to Australia.

1840: Borve cleared of crofters.

1841: 600 Skye people shipped from Portree parish to Australia and America.

1842: Population 23,000.

1851: £7,200 raised by Sheriff Fraser of Portree to ship 200 emigrants from Skye.

1914-1918: First World War.

1920: The Great Depression.

1939-1945: Second World War.

1995: Skye Bridge opens after 3 years and 3 months of construction. Joining for the first time, the island of Skye with the Scottish mainland.