Clan Lamont

28th December 2006, 11:19
I recently visited Kilcreggan, on the Clyde, there is a framed photograph of the Clan Lamont on the shelter at the end of the pier. It was built 1900 and scrapped in Bo'ness in 1929. I have had a look at some of my books and on the net but cannot find any connection with Kilcreggan. unfortunately the piermaster wasn't there so I couldn't ask him. Does anybody know what the connection is between the ship and Kilcreggan?

6th April 2014, 21:08
The photograph on Kilcreggan Pier is of the turret deck steamer Clan Lamont. Her bell is used a a fog bell and used to hang by the photo but was put out of reach of light fingered people. Sir Charles Cayzer had a house in the neighbouring village of Cove, so that would probably be the connection.