The world's last turntable ferry has a really clever design

In Glenelg, on the west coast of Scotland, there's the Skye Ferry: the last turntable ferry in the world. And the reason for that turntable is a lot more clever than I initially thought.

Thanks to all the team at the Skye Ferry! skyeferry.co.uk

Editor: Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin)
Graphics: William Marler wmad.co.uk
Location fixer: Vikki McCraw from Locations 365 locations365.co.uk

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  1. Tom Scott

    Tom Scott

    15 天 前

    I hope you'll forgive the stereotypical red arrows in the thumbnail. They seemed appropriate, at least this once!

    • Savage van wizardwitch

      Savage van wizardwitch

      6 天 前

      @Tom Scott wahhhhhhh so cool so much I haven't seen yet

    • Mixup 221

      Mixup 221

      8 天 前

      They make sense because they arent like "LOOK AT THIS!!!" they are more just there to make it more clear how the ferry works.

    • Paf

      Paf

      11 天 前

      @Umutcan AMOGUS?!?!?!!?!!?!??!!??!

    • AlienXotic

      AlienXotic

      12 天 前

      ye

    • darragh

      darragh

      12 天 前

      No bother

  2. Damian Waters photography

    Damian Waters photography

    8 小时 前

    Fun fact - Glenelg is twinned with Glenelg on Mars. It is a great place to see whales, dolphins and porpoise too.

  3. Gerald Vos

    Gerald Vos

    11 小时 前

    Never knew Suzi Quattro went by the name of Jo Crawford these days 😀

  4. LARAUJO

    LARAUJO

    天 前

    The fact that the whole thing is manually spun is what I find most interesting

  5. Jon Evans

    Jon Evans

    天 前

    I stumbled upon the ferry just 2 weeks ago and had to travel on it. Brilliant experience.

  6. skodbolle

    skodbolle

    天 前

    Brilliant, nothing less :D

  7. Lewis Muirhead

    Lewis Muirhead

    天 前

    God i love being Scottish we build so much fun stuff

  8. Al fulton

    Al fulton

    天 前

    Damn I want to work on this boat

  9. kolim jone

    kolim jone

    2 天 前

    God, Scottish accent is like honey to my ears

  10. JonatasAdoM

    JonatasAdoM

    3 天 前

    So clever in design that it doesn't get stuck

  11. Thing Extreme

    Thing Extreme

    3 天 前

    *The British road that is also a boat.*

    • kolim jone

      kolim jone

      2 天 前

      I am more curious to know what a General Manager has to do with a car ferry.

  12. SAS Productions

    SAS Productions

    3 天 前

    amazing.

  13. asioe kiou

    asioe kiou

    3 天 前

    "Over the sea to Skye." Insert picture of Captain America saying "I understood that reference!"

  14. geartic

    geartic

    3 天 前

    why not have a lift for cars?

  15. aquaticwool

    aquaticwool

    4 天 前

    happy 15 year anniversary!

    • asioe kiou

      asioe kiou

      3 天 前

      compelling enough

  16. GigglySam Entz

    GigglySam Entz

    4 天 前

    Ooh I've taken this ferry! I hadn't realised how exceptional it was :)

  17. eioshen boboi

    eioshen boboi

    4 天 前

    If the turntable operator doesn't call himself DJ Ferry... DJ McFerry, he's missing out. 🎧🚢

  18. PrivateSi

    PrivateSi

    4 天 前

    Very nice... Good to hear a community clubbing together to preserve their history, culture and shortcut... It's more often than not the other way round now in rural areas - more likely to gang up to shut down a traditional rural activity.

    • PrivateSi

      PrivateSi

      4 天 前

      @eioshen boboi .. Scotland s far too reliant on money from England, oil and whisky. If it leaves the UK I ery much doubt the EU would want them... Their economy is worse than many Eastern European ex-commy nations not let into the Union on economic grounds.. There are corporate conglomerates with more money than Scotland.. It is a weak, parasitic pseudo-nation in many ways.....!

    • eioshen boboi

      eioshen boboi

      4 天 前

      Shhhhhh don’t tell the Americans about the oil fella! We don’t want to have ‘freedom’ installed

  19. Mashrur Mohsin Afif

    Mashrur Mohsin Afif

    4 天 前

    In Bangladesh, there are still some of them used to till date. One of them is called 'Madhobilota'

  20. Mick Tinkler

    Mick Tinkler

    4 天 前

    Fascinating!

  21. Milton Moreno

    Milton Moreno

    4 天 前

    As Tom's uncle Michael would say: "well well well, how the turntables...."

  22. Samuel Banks

    Samuel Banks

    4 天 前

    I’ve been on this ferry

  23. Rusty Broken

    Rusty Broken

    5 天 前

    Expected to see a video about a ferry. Instead watched a video about a feddy.

  24. Thelaw88898

    Thelaw88898

    5 天 前

    it’s just a ferry with extra steps

  25. bofooit gojo

    bofooit gojo

    5 天 前

    Alternate title: "I promise this story about a ferry is interesting."

  26. Zubayer Islam Rezoan

    Zubayer Islam Rezoan

    5 天 前

    I am more curious to know what a General Manager has to do with a car ferry.

  27. inoob26

    inoob26

    5 天 前

    *LOOK AT HOW THE TURN TABLES*

    • bofooit gojo

      bofooit gojo

      5 天 前

      I absolutely love the way they pronounce ferry

  28. Scudo Smyth

    Scudo Smyth

    5 天 前

    And the drive over to the ferry has amazing views.

  29. Beach Bum

    Beach Bum

    5 天 前

    The best advert ever for the isle of Skye and one of the very best ever for Scotland - Plus really really interesting content - For this quality of publicity you deserve to be paid mate - Thank Scott :)

  30. bodoti qwiu

    bodoti qwiu

    5 天 前

    compelling enough

  31. Hartmann Denham

    Hartmann Denham

    6 天 前

    The short croissant ultimately accept because children individually drain regarding a vengeful insulation. debonair, unaccountable goal

  32. Robert Stewart

    Robert Stewart

    6 天 前

    I regularly take this ferry at Gleann Eilg - always a great chance to see passing porpoises in the strong waters. The scenic road North starting from the other quay is worth travelling, too, hence the smart motors on the ferry!

    • bodoti qwiu

      bodoti qwiu

      5 天 前

      You have an amazing life.

  33. Brum Bram

    Brum Bram

    6 天 前

    I have been on it with a motorbike! Liked it a lot, saw a seal swimming near us while we were on it. But I had nog idea it was manually pushed around and the last of its kind in the world.

  34. Jobbie Jew

    Jobbie Jew

    6 天 前

    Shhhhhh don’t tell the Americans about the oil fella! We don’t want to have ‘freedom’ installed

  35. Internet Things

    Internet Things

    6 天 前

    Banana 🍌

  36. Daz Scott

    Daz Scott

    7 天 前

    The husky sneeze additionly happen because dirt aetiologically tame against a safe profit. regular, ashamed rubber

  37. rainbow puke

    rainbow puke

    7 天 前

    For such a rare type of ferry you expect rare cars to be in it and it does not disapoint

  38. S Sifr

    S Sifr

    7 天 前

    "Thank you ferry much" I just can't unhear it.

  39. Dusin Bonnema

    Dusin Bonnema

    7 天 前

    If a ship was built to do this today, would they use a side thruster or turning thrusters instead? (asking for those with ship expertise out there)

  40. Steve the Pirate

    Steve the Pirate

    7 天 前

    Have you done a video on railroad turntables, because you should do one on railroad turntables. Same concept, but for a Victorian era Steam Locomotive.

  41. Guess Undheit

    Guess Undheit

    7 天 前

    And I'll bet they're as anti-cyclist as anywhere else.

  42. Collosall Squid

    Collosall Squid

    7 天 前

    I absolutely love the way they pronounce ferry

  43. yo nigle

    yo nigle

    8 天 前

    skye boat song

  44. Mixup 221

    Mixup 221

    8 天 前

    I wish you didnt cut the video right before the truck drived off

  45. Ian Fiddes

    Ian Fiddes

    8 天 前

    Corran ferry and Ballachulish ferry both had turntable units. Ballachulish ferries closed when the bridge opened.

  46. mappe4

    mappe4

    8 天 前

    ekelhaft lange Telekom Werbung!!

  47. Neildoe

    Neildoe

    8 天 前

    You have an amazing life.

  48. Mister

    Mister

    8 天 前

    Awesome.

  49. JayDee

    JayDee

    8 天 前

    1:22 Don't mind me here, I just needed a button to automatically go to the amazing phrase "The ferry is very ~" 😂

  50. Uki Malefu

    Uki Malefu

    8 天 前

    Hold motorcycles steady, handbrake ON

  51. mb

    mb

    8 天 前

    You already checked on how much rpm it can do?

  52. TheAmir259

    TheAmir259

    8 天 前

    Does it take a locomotive?

  53. Afferodolor

    Afferodolor

    8 天 前

    I went on this ferry once, it was super cool! Slight warning though - the road down to it is quite steep and probably not great if you're not a confident driver.

  54. pi hermoso

    pi hermoso

    8 天 前

    3:20 is that an Aston Martin DB4 (or DB5) roadster? with a Morgan roadster behind it...?

  55. Magnús Másson

    Magnús Másson

    8 天 前

    Drama queens.

  56. Gamimg with Nath

    Gamimg with Nath

    8 天 前

    There should be a printer that is dyslexic and prints out documents with slight errors.

  57. Nozyspy

    Nozyspy

    8 天 前

    I thought the ferry was going to sit parallel to the flow of water, using its engines to counter the current whilst the turntable swivelled around to let the cars off.

  58. David Handley

    David Handley

    8 天 前

    I’m disappointed Tom. I was expecting the car that drove off the ferry to crash and burst into flames!

  59. Emily An

    Emily An

    8 天 前

    compelling enough

  60. CC

    CC

    9 天 前

    Hey, isn't this the Scottish road that is also a boat?

  61. handpaper

    handpaper

    9 天 前

    Tom's new greeting for ordinary, but interesting folk: "I'll make you famous."

    • Emily An

      Emily An

      8 天 前

      I like her Scot accent

  62. SF Nadim

    SF Nadim

    9 天 前

    A lazy susan for cars

    • Pinned by FaZe Rug

      Pinned by FaZe Rug

      9 天 前

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  63. hen ko

    hen ko

    9 天 前

    "A social experiment we dont want to be involved in" is as brilliant phrase.

  64. Emlif

    Emlif

    9 天 前

    Noice 999k views.

    • Emlif

      Emlif

      9 天 前

      And a million now!

    • Pinned by FaZe Rug

      Pinned by FaZe Rug

      9 天 前

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  65. Paul Betka

    Paul Betka

    9 天 前

    Work's 🤨 🤔 Awesome 👍🏻😎

    • hen ko

      hen ko

      9 天 前

      Absolutely fascinating, I had no idea this was still in service.

  66. computerjantje

    computerjantje

    9 天 前

    kewl video. I did not know these even existed.

  67. Liquid Sofa

    Liquid Sofa

    9 天 前

    Here, in my part of Australia, we have a ramp on each ilsand, out in the water are pylons. The barge comes into the land, between the pylons and the pylons sort of hold it in place. That way the current is moot when the barge is between the pylons.

  68. Genre Oddly

    Genre Oddly

    9 天 前

    Dear person that's reading this, we don't know each others but I wish you all the best in life don't ever blame yourself, accept things and go forward. Your smile is precious and a key for happy life. Love from a small CNglobalr❤❤❤❤❤

  69. Rainer Fantasie

    Rainer Fantasie

    9 天 前

    In the age of mobile phones with cameras everywhere we see more and more videos of interesting things or events that are done by amateurs. Therefore there's no cuts, no schematics, no animations, no interview bits etc... made or put in. So now when see a professional video with all those things added, I realize how much those disturb my watching experience.

  70. Ronnie G

    Ronnie G

    9 天 前

    iI'll never forget using the Ballaculish turntable ferry in 1969 in my friend's Wolsley 1500 before the bridge was built.

  71. Eric

    Eric

    9 天 前

    You can build 2 walls next to the ramp, so the ferry always stay in line.

  72. Caged

    Caged

    9 天 前

    Translate this to English please.

  73. Michael Falciglia

    Michael Falciglia

    9 天 前

    "So where did you say the bridge was again?"

  74. Speed

    Speed

    9 天 前

    The only one left in the World says a lot. Think about it . . . . ...

  75. Nootpocket

    Nootpocket

    10 天 前

    The ripe dream intrinsically disarm because consonant modestly expand minus a shallow bail. horrible, noisy yam

  76. Shub Nee-chan

    Shub Nee-chan

    10 天 前

    I like her Scot accent

  77. tom ellis

    tom ellis

    10 天 前

    Lateral, i.e. sideways thinking. Brilliant.

  78. KORTOKtheSTRONG

    KORTOKtheSTRONG

    10 天 前

    w

  79. Grassy Ranks

    Grassy Ranks

    10 天 前

    Absolutely fascinating, I had no idea this was still in service.

  80. Prabhu Narayan Chaudhary

    Prabhu Narayan Chaudhary

    10 天 前

    Loved the Design.

  81. lampost1

    lampost1

    10 天 前

    Been on it a few times. Great drive.

  82. PikaDamos

    PikaDamos

    10 天 前

    If cars can be unloaded sideways. This is brilliant if one can utilize this in different countries.

  83. Rain Man

    Rain Man

    10 天 前

    this is so cool, thanks for the video...short, sweet, and to the point....LOVE IT !

  84. Ernst de Roo-Straatemans

    Ernst de Roo-Straatemans

    10 天 前

    I remember the Isle of Skye as one of the most beatiful places on earth, but this ferry alone is a reason to get back

  85. Nabh Chandra

    Nabh Chandra

    10 天 前

    "Well, well, well, how the turntables.. " - Michael Scott

  86. Chance Slaughter32

    Chance Slaughter32

    10 天 前

    Omg the moment I realize people have to turn it manually

  87. Stephen Ford

    Stephen Ford

    10 天 前

    It's a good thing that the SNP have had nothing to do with this successful Ferry project ... ! 😁 Maybe this idea should be exported to other Countries that could benefit a lot by this common-sense and practical solution ... Africa & South America are certainly places where I have seen videos of places that could benefit from this approach involving minimal infrastructure cost and maintenance ... Fascinating story. Thanks.

  88. Rayaqin

    Rayaqin

    10 天 前

    oh how the turntables

  89. ailaG

    ailaG

    10 天 前

    Oh, how the tables have turned.

  90. Mary Grace Ortega

    Mary Grace Ortega

    10 天 前

    every time they say "ferry" pretend that they said "fairy"

  91. potato in-a-cup

    potato in-a-cup

    10 天 前

    oh, how the turn tables

  92. B. Xoit

    B. Xoit

    10 天 前

    Engineers can solve problems if someone sets them to it. But no gov't sics a pack of engineers on the issue of the average temperatures pushing toward the edge of where humans can survive. No pack of engineers is sent to solve overconsumption or waste or overshoot of the industrial revolution and overshoot of control of everything by capital.

  93. Marcus Dewhurst

    Marcus Dewhurst

    10 天 前

    If anything happens to the bridge then the ferry is gonna be a life saver

  94. Soinas Doyi

    Soinas Doyi

    10 天 前

    I was on this ferry 5 years ago and only now have I learned how unique it is

  95. Dragon Slayer

    Dragon Slayer

    10 天 前

    And they don't show their dog, they have or had, a Border Collie that'd help out by pulling ropes when docking the ferry and whatnot.

  96. Dragon Slayer

    Dragon Slayer

    10 天 前

    I've been on that ferry!

    • Soinas Doyi

      Soinas Doyi

      10 天 前

      how the turn tables

  97. CoolDerp202

    CoolDerp202

    10 天 前

    why do I never feel like clicking your videos but something makes me and i ALWAYS come out not regretting a thing

  98. j2simpso

    j2simpso

    10 天 前

    I wonder if it plays 45 or 33 RPMs? 🤔😅

  99. whyyoulidl

    whyyoulidl

    11 天 前

    Thx Tom. It's now on the bucket list!

  100. certifiedkerbal

    certifiedkerbal

    11 天 前

    Wait so he’s British one ☝️ isiwosoodo

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