Demise of Scottish connections

Banni
24th September 2007, 21:07
Hopefully the link below will take you to an article in the Herald about the small ferries in Scotland and in particular the future of the Renfrew Ferry which looks bleak.

http://www.theherald.co.uk/news/news/display.var.1708944.0.600_years_of_river_ferries_u nder_threat_as_costs_soar.php

Does anybody know of any publications on small ferries in Scotland? There must have been hundreds at one time, lots of them replaced by bridges.

Iain Crosbie
1st January 2008, 13:09
Yes, there is a paperback book on this subject, which gives details of (mainly) now defunct ferry services. Unfortunately I do not have this to hand, but you may be able to find it by google search, as I am sure the title was something as simple as 'Scottish Ferries' or similar. If you can't find it, and are really interested, PM me, and I'll try to find my copy.

Banni
1st January 2008, 20:14
Thanks Iain I think the book you are referring to is Ferries in Scotland by Marie Weir. I also found a copy on a website of a bookshop in Helensburgh, which i intend to purchase. Thanks