Wednesday, 20 February 2008


Just off the slip at Ardmaleish Boatyard yesterday CalMac's ISLE OF CUMBRAE spent, I believe, the night at Gourock before returning to Rothesay this afternoon. A veteran in the fleet nowadays, she was built by the Ailsa Shipbuilding Company at Troon in 1977, and entered service on the Largs-Cumbrae Slip service in April that year. Since then, she has operated on a number of services, currently her summertime employment in on the Tarbert-Portavadie run while in winter she can be found on a variety of routes. Just visible in the background, to the right of the Toward Bank buoy, is LOCH SHIRA at Largs, the latest ferry to be employed on the Cumbrae service.


Anonymous said...

Just looking through your archives. Some brilliant pictures here. Thought you might like to know that that is the Toward Point cardinal buoy in the picture, not Toward bank.