Monday, 21 January 2008


Sharing the Garvel Drydock with ISLE OF LEWIS was the new Cumbrae ferry LOCH SHIRA. Built at Ferguson Shipbuilders at Port Glasgow, and only handed over to CalMac in May 2007, LOCH SHIRA replaced LOCH ALAINN on the short crossing from Largs to Cumbrae Slip. While ISLE OF LEWIS was carrying out her boat drill, LOCH SHIRA berthed across the end wall at the entrance to the James Watt Dock, joining the larger vessel once she had moved to the Garvel berth.