ISBuC (v7) 2012
Skye Timeline 1885 - 1899

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1885: Daimler and Benz invent motor car.
1886: Crofters' Holdings Act enacted. Crofters' Commission formed, including the Scottish Land Court to administer Crofters' Holdings Act.
1886: Extraction of diatomite, a chalky filtrate and filler used in manufacturing, begins at Loch Cuithir, Trotternish.
1886: Talisker Distillery output 40,000 gallons.
1887: Herz discovers radio waves.
1888: Dunlop develops pneumatic tyre.
1888: Somerled MacDonald dies aged 25.
1890: Multi-core telegraph cable laid between mainland and Skye.
1891: H. T. Munro completes his list of Scottish mountain peaks over 3000ft.
1891: Skye's population 16,000, of whom 7,000 spoke only Gaelic.
1891: During the Spring Captain MacDonald of Waternish House kills six adult peregrine falcons and displaces two eaglets.
1893: Mr MacFarlane, minister of Raasay, leaves the Free Church of Scotland, the Wee Frees.
1894: Pier constructed at Uig, Trotternish.
1895: Wireless telegraphy developed.
1895: The first cinemas open.
1895: x-rays discovered.
1897: Aspirin discovered.
1897: Diesel engine invented.
1897: Highland Railway extended from Loch Carron to Kyle of Lochalsh.
1899: A Gurkha named Harkabir Tharpa scales Glamaig (2537ft) in a record 37 minutes..

Courtesy of Geoff Holman