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  1. Port Askaig, Islay

    Hebridean Isles at linkspan. Jura Ferry Eilean Dhiura in foreground
  2. Kennacraig

    Hebridean Isles about to depart Kennacraig for Port Askaig, Islay
  3. CalMac,s Ghost Fleet

    Laid-up ferries at DRB jetty,Rosneath, Saturn(1977) Isle of ***brae(1976) Loch Bhrusda(1999)
  4. Clansman

    MV Clansman, one of CalMacs big ferries, alonside the pier at Oban.
  5. Eigg

    MV Eigg leaving her berth at Oban for the short crossing to the small island of Lismore.
  6. Lord of the Isles

    MV Lord of the Isles leaving Oban bound for Barra and South Uist.
  7. MV 'Lord of the Isles' in Art and Craft

    This puts my recent miniature of the 'LOTI' into perspective. The waterline model - entirely hand-made - is at a scale of 1/250, and is about 12 inches long. All the nomenclature etc. is legible. The painted representation of the 'LOTI' berthing at Tiree is one inch long! I seem to like the...
  8. Ferry Fine Mugshot 1

    And now for some ceramic art - or ferramic art, perhaps? My daughter, who is a doctor in the Potteries area, took her twin daughters and myself to an Emma Bridgewater establishment. I was to look after the twins, while she and they produced some Christmas presents...mugs with suitable imprints...
  9. Ferry Fine Mugshot 2

    Could this iconic ferry be related to the 'Lord of the Isles', I wonder? Sorry I was unable to put the CalMac brand on her side, though. Not enough time to do all the things you would like to do at this stage of life....especially when grandchildren have other ideas about what you should be doing!
  10. Loch Tarbert

    Loch class CalMac ferry on the slipway at Lochranza, Isle of Arran. PS Waverley embarking at the pier.
  11. Hebridean Heights and Hazards

    This 'splash' (which will doubtless need to be 'finessed') tries to show the MV 'Clansman' crossing from Mull to Coll, with A' Bheinn Mhor (Ben More = 'Big Ben'!) in the background. The rock in the foreground (splasher's licence!) is a reminder that the context in which CalMac's Masters and...
  12. Ferry High in the Sky

    This photograph, taken at the back of the Co-op Store in Scarinish, shows CalMac's MV 'Clansman' sailing out of Gott Bay, Tiree, on her way back to Oban on a Tuesday evening early in April 2012. She appears to be sailing above a cottage chimney! The multi-layered perspectives offered by a...
  13. New CalMac Ferry

    Now for Something Completely Different...quite different from my usual 'output'. Everything here is new, drawn and painted largely from imagination, apart from using a picture of a standby ship with a similar bow design. Having seen an artist's impression of the new CalMac ship for...
  14. Loch Bhrusda

    Loch class CalMac Ferry at Rothesay following overhaul. Built in 1996, she carries 150 passengers and 18 cars. Operates on the Sound of Barra crossing between Barra and Eriskay and as an overhaul relief vessel.
  15. Loch Tarbert

    CalMac Loch class ferry, seen at Rothesay pier following overhaul at the Ardmaleish yard. She runs on the Claonaig (Kintyre) to Arran crossing, carrying up to 150 passengers and 18 cars.
  16. Isle of ***brae

    CalMac ferry lying at Rothesay pier. This one is quite an elderly lady, built at Troon in 1976. She normally operates in Loch Fyne on the Tarbert to Portavadie crossing, carrying up to 18 cars and 160 passengers. She is waiting to go to the yard at Ardmaleish on Bute, who have the contract to...
  17. Loch Ranza

    CalMac ferry lying at Rothesay pier following refurbishment at the Ardmaleish yard on Bute. She operates on the Tayinloan to Isle of Gigha crossing. Beside her is the newly launched workboat Clare Anne, built at Ardmaleish for the Scottish Salmon Company.
  18. Loch Striven

    CalMac ferry seen here at Rothesay on Sunday 18th Dec 2011. She carries 12 cars and up to 203 passengers on the Sconser (Skye) to Raasay crossing.
  19. Loch Shira

    CalMac ferry at Largs on the Firth of Clyde. She runs between Largs and Great ***brae island where there is a little town called Millport.
  20. Loch Dunvegan

    CalMac ferry approaching the Rhubodach slip on the Isle of Bute.
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