Clan Macquarrie

19th May 2009, 14:17
The "Clan Macquarrie", on a light ship passage from Dundee to Glasgow with 66 crew, ran aground in severe weather at Borve on the West Coast of Lewis on the night of 30th January 1953 and was left high & dry after the weather abated. All the crew were rescued unharmed in the largest Breeches Buoy rescue in history. The story was told in a BBC Alba programme (Trusadh), subtitled where required, shown last night and repeated tonight at 2200 on Sky channel 168, or can be viewed on
Well worth viewing.
Donald Campbell

ray bloomfield
19th May 2009, 23:09
Just watched it, very good programme. Like what was said about some of the lads misbehaving through to much of the amber nectar etc. Not that theres much else to do there.

John Campbell
21st May 2009, 08:29
I agree Donald - a very interesting and entertaining item. When in Bank Line I sailed with a fellow Apprentice - Malcolm McCauley McLeod - he used to tell us all about the incident as he came from Melbost, Borve- where she ran aground.