ISBuC (v7) 2012
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Skye Timeline 1900 - 1919

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1900: Skye Gaelic scholar Alexander Nicolson becomes editor of Daily Telegraph.
1900: Count von Zeppelin builds first airship.
1900: Population of Skye 13,800.
1901: Vacuum cleaner invented.
1902: Uig Pier opened by King George VII, who also visits Armadale Castle.
1903: First powered flight.
1904: Congested Districts Board buy Glendale Estate. Crofters allowed to buy crofts for an annuity.
1904: Skye Marble Ltd starts marble quarrying in Strath with Belgian workers.
1906: Vitamins discovered.
1907: SS Loch Shiel runs aground in Portree Bay after 30 years sailing between Portree, Harris, Lochmaddy and Dunvegan.
1906: First radio broadcast.
1909: Neist Point lighthouse built.
1910: Skye Marble's 3.5 mile ropeway replaced by steam railway.
1910: First seaplane flies.
1911: Main Cuillin Ridge first traversed.
1912: Stainless steel developed.
1912: Crofters' Commission abandoned. The Land Court operates independently.
1912: E. H. Wood sells Raasay toiron ore extraction company Baird & Co.
1913: Failure of Skye Marble.
1913: Start of iron ore extraction on Raasay.
1913: Typical ferryman's wages 1.50 a week.
1914: Zip fastener invented.
1914: First 35mm camera.
1916: Talisker Distillery (amalgamated with Dailuane Distillery of Loch Carron), acquired by Distillers Company.
1918: Closure of Raasay iron mine.
1919: Skye's first forestry plantation at Glen Brittle.
1919: Atom split.

Courtesy of Geoff Holman