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
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  1. Tom Scott

    Tom Scott

    Prije 11 dana

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

    • Savage wizardwitch

      Savage wizardwitch

      Prije 3 dana

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

    • Mixup 221

      Mixup 221

      Prije 4 dana

      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)

      Paf (Paf)

      Prije 7 dana

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

    • AlienXotic

      AlienXotic

      Prije 8 dana

      ye

    • darragh

      darragh

      Prije 8 dana

      No bother

  2. geartic

    geartic

    Prije 9 sati

    why not have a lift for cars?

  3. aquaticwool

    aquaticwool

    Prije 14 sati

    happy 15 year anniversary!

  4. GigglySam Entz

    GigglySam Entz

    Prije 17 sati

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

  5. eioshen boboi

    eioshen boboi

    Prije 17 sati

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

  6. PrivateSi

    PrivateSi

    Prije 22 sati

    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

      Prije 14 sati

      @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

      Prije 17 sati

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

  7. Mashrur Mohsin Afif

    Mashrur Mohsin Afif

    Prije dan

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

  8. Mick Tinkler

    Mick Tinkler

    Prije dan

    Fascinating!

  9. Milton Moreno

    Milton Moreno

    Prije dan

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

  10. Samuel Banks

    Samuel Banks

    Prije dan

    I’ve been on this ferry

  11. Rusty Broken

    Rusty Broken

    Prije dan

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

  12. Thelaw88898

    Thelaw88898

    Prije dan

    it’s just a ferry with extra steps

  13. bofooit gojo

    bofooit gojo

    Prije dan

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

  14. Zubayer Islam Rezoan

    Zubayer Islam Rezoan

    Prije dan

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

  15. inoob26

    inoob26

    Prije dan

    *LOOK AT HOW THE TURN TABLES*

    • bofooit gojo

      bofooit gojo

      Prije dan

      I absolutely love the way they pronounce ferry

  16. Scudo Smyth

    Scudo Smyth

    Prije dan

    And the drive over to the ferry has amazing views.

  17. Beach Bum

    Beach Bum

    Prije dan

    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 :)

  18. bodoti qwiu

    bodoti qwiu

    Prije 2 dana

    compelling enough

  19. Hartmann Denham

    Hartmann Denham

    Prije 2 dana

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

  20. Robert Stewart

    Robert Stewart

    Prije 3 dana

    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

      Prije 2 dana

      You have an amazing life.

  21. Brum Bram

    Brum Bram

    Prije 3 dana

    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.

  22. Jobbie Jew

    Jobbie Jew

    Prije 3 dana

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

  23. Internet Things

    Internet Things

    Prije 3 dana

    Banana 🍌

  24. Daz Scott

    Daz Scott

    Prije 3 dana

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

  25. rainbow puke

    rainbow puke

    Prije 3 dana

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

  26. S Sifr

    S Sifr

    Prije 3 dana

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

  27. Dusin Bonnema

    Dusin Bonnema

    Prije 3 dana

    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)

  28. Steve the Pirate

    Steve the Pirate

    Prije 4 dana

    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.

  29. Guess Undheit

    Guess Undheit

    Prije 4 dana

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

  30. Collosall Squid

    Collosall Squid

    Prije 4 dana

    I absolutely love the way they pronounce ferry

  31. yo nigle

    yo nigle

    Prije 4 dana

    skye boat song

  32. Mixup 221

    Mixup 221

    Prije 4 dana

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

  33. Ian Fiddes

    Ian Fiddes

    Prije 4 dana

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

  34. mappe4

    mappe4

    Prije 4 dana

    ekelhaft lange Telekom Werbung!!

  35. Neildoe

    Neildoe

    Prije 4 dana

    You have an amazing life.

  36. Mister

    Mister

    Prije 4 dana

    Awesome.

  37. JayDee

    JayDee

    Prije 4 dana

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

  38. Uki Malefu

    Uki Malefu

    Prije 4 dana

    Hold motorcycles steady, handbrake ON

  39. mb

    mb

    Prije 4 dana

    You already checked on how much rpm it can do?

  40. TheAmir259

    TheAmir259

    Prije 5 dana

    Does it take a locomotive?

  41. Afferodolor

    Afferodolor

    Prije 5 dana

    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.

  42. pi hermoso

    pi hermoso

    Prije 5 dana

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

  43. Magnús Másson

    Magnús Másson

    Prije 5 dana

    Drama queens.

  44. Gamimg with Nath

    Gamimg with Nath

    Prije 5 dana

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

  45. Nozyspy

    Nozyspy

    Prije 5 dana

    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.

  46. David Handley

    David Handley

    Prije 5 dana

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

  47. Emily An

    Emily An

    Prije 5 dana

    compelling enough

  48. CC

    CC

    Prije 5 dana

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

  49. handpaper

    handpaper

    Prije 5 dana

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

    • Emily An

      Emily An

      Prije 5 dana

      I like her Scot accent

  50. SF Nadim

    SF Nadim

    Prije 5 dana

    A lazy susan for cars

    • Pinned by Tom Scott

      Pinned by Tom Scott

      Prije 5 dana

      ,ͦTͦhͦaͦnͦkͦ yͦoͦuͦ fͦoͦrͦ yͦoͦuͦrͦ fͦeͦeͦdͦbͦaͦcͦkͦ,ͦ ͦ ͦ Iͦ wͦiͦlͦlͦ iͦnͦtͦrͦoͦdͦuͦcͦeͦ yͦoͦuͦ tͦoͦ aͦ lͦiͦfͦeͦ cͦhͦaͦnͦgͦiͦnͦgͦ iͦnͦvͦeͦsͦtͦmͦeͦnͦtͦ

  51. hen ko

    hen ko

    Prije 5 dana

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

  52. Emlif

    Emlif

    Prije 5 dana

    Noice 999k views.

    • Emlif

      Emlif

      Prije 5 dana

      And a million now!

    • Pinned by Tom Scott

      Pinned by Tom Scott

      Prije 5 dana

      ,ͦTͦhͦaͦnͦkͦ yͦoͦuͦ fͦoͦrͦ yͦoͦuͦrͦ fͦeͦeͦdͦbͦaͦcͦkͦ,ͦ ͦ ͦ Iͦ wͦiͦlͦlͦ iͦnͦtͦrͦoͦdͦuͦcͦeͦ yͦoͦuͦ tͦoͦ aͦ lͦiͦfͦeͦ cͦhͦaͦnͦgͦiͦnͦgͦ iͦnͦvͦeͦsͦtͦmͦeͦnͦtͦ

  53. Paul Betka

    Paul Betka

    Prije 5 dana

    Work's 🤨 🤔 Awesome 👍🏻😎

    • hen ko

      hen ko

      Prije 5 dana

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

  54. computerjantje

    computerjantje

    Prije 5 dana

    kewl video. I did not know these even existed.

  55. Liquid Sofa

    Liquid Sofa

    Prije 6 dana

    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.

  56. Genre Oddly

    Genre Oddly

    Prije 6 dana

    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 HRgreenr❤❤❤❤❤

  57. Rainer Fantasie

    Rainer Fantasie

    Prije 6 dana

    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.

  58. Ronnie G

    Ronnie G

    Prije 6 dana

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

  59. Eric

    Eric

    Prije 6 dana

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

  60. Caged

    Caged

    Prije 6 dana

    Translate this to English please.

  61. Michael Falciglia

    Michael Falciglia

    Prije 6 dana

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

  62. Speed

    Speed

    Prije 6 dana

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

  63. Nootpocket

    Nootpocket

    Prije 6 dana

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

  64. Shub Nee-chan

    Shub Nee-chan

    Prije 6 dana

    I like her Scot accent

  65. tom ellis

    tom ellis

    Prije 6 dana

    Lateral, i.e. sideways thinking. Brilliant.

  66. KORTOKtheSTRONG

    KORTOKtheSTRONG

    Prije 6 dana

    w

  67. Grassy Ranks

    Grassy Ranks

    Prije 6 dana

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

  68. Prabhu Narayan Chaudhary

    Prabhu Narayan Chaudhary

    Prije 6 dana

    Loved the Design.

  69. lampost1

    lampost1

    Prije 6 dana

    Been on it a few times. Great drive.

  70. PikaDamos

    PikaDamos

    Prije 6 dana

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

  71. Rain Man

    Rain Man

    Prije 6 dana

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

  72. Ernst de Roo-Straatemans

    Ernst de Roo-Straatemans

    Prije 6 dana

    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

  73. Nabh Chandra

    Nabh Chandra

    Prije 6 dana

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

  74. Chance Slaughter32

    Chance Slaughter32

    Prije 6 dana

    Omg the moment I realize people have to turn it manually

  75. Stephen Ford

    Stephen Ford

    Prije 6 dana

    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.

  76. Rayaqin

    Rayaqin

    Prije 6 dana

    oh how the turntables

  77. ailaG

    ailaG

    Prije 7 dana

    Oh, how the tables have turned.

  78. Mary Grace Ortega

    Mary Grace Ortega

    Prije 7 dana

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

  79. potato in-a-cup

    potato in-a-cup

    Prije 7 dana

    oh, how the turn tables

  80. B. Xoit

    B. Xoit

    Prije 7 dana

    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.

  81. Marcus Dewhurst

    Marcus Dewhurst

    Prije 7 dana

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

  82. Soinas Doyi

    Soinas Doyi

    Prije 7 dana

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

  83. Dragon Slayer

    Dragon Slayer

    Prije 7 dana

    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.

  84. Dragon Slayer

    Dragon Slayer

    Prije 7 dana

    I've been on that ferry!

    • Soinas Doyi

      Soinas Doyi

      Prije 7 dana

      how the turn tables

  85. CoolDerp202

    CoolDerp202

    Prije 7 dana

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

  86. j2simpso

    j2simpso

    Prije 7 dana

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

  87. whyyoulidl

    whyyoulidl

    Prije 7 dana

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

  88. certifiedkerbal

    certifiedkerbal

    Prije 7 dana

    Wait so he’s British one ☝️ isiwosoodo

  89. xxxyz721

    xxxyz721

    Prije 7 dana

    I remember riding on that ferry as a kid before the bridge was built..... :).

  90. Nagora Nerides

    Nagora Nerides

    Prije 7 dana

    The other great thing about it is that if you cross to Sky there you don't have to look at the horrible Sky Bridge that they built on the other side of the island.

  91. Ren Tentwenty

    Ren Tentwenty

    Prije 7 dana

    Another one of those "only in the UK" videos. What would the world do without you? :)

  92. Aerosma

    Aerosma

    Prije 7 dana

    sick

  93. danholmesfilm

    danholmesfilm

    Prije 7 dana

    This channel is a treasure

  94. épinards & caramel

    épinards & caramel

    Prije 7 dana

    Loving the animations 🤗

  95. dueeh nyyu

    dueeh nyyu

    Prije 7 dana

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

  96. Bacon Playz

    Bacon Playz

    Prije 7 dana

    Wait you guys take ferry to cross river here at the Philipines we have big bulky ferrys that cross the seas

  97. redshift1976

    redshift1976

    Prije 7 dana

    I've only ever taken my car onto a ferry once, on the Lake Champlain ferry between Plattsburgh, NY and Grand Isle, Vermont. Stunning Trip. Highly recommend it.

    • dueeh nyyu

      dueeh nyyu

      Prije 7 dana

      "Well, well, well....How the turntables...." -Mr.Scott

  98. HenrikTheRight

    HenrikTheRight

    Prije 7 dana

    how the turn tables

  99. Sean FitzGerald

    Sean FitzGerald

    Prije 7 dana

    Tom Scott must have sold his soul to the devil because HRgreen WOULD NOT STOP recommending this.

  100. Cody Sutton

    Cody Sutton

    Prije 7 dana

    With my local ferry, we back on to the barge and then pull straight off.

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