Nestling on the inside of Fairlie Quay, this small vessel has recently been tendering to SEALAND PERFORMANCE at anchor off the north end of Great Cumbrae. LYRAWA BAY was built in 1970 as a Faroese ferry, and was originally named SAM. She was purchased by the Orkney Islands Shipping Company in 1976 and after being renamed and converted to suit their purposes, she served the South Isles (Hoy and Flotta) from Stromness for a number of years, later becoming a relief ferry. Sold in 1991, she later became a fishfarm workboat, and was subsequently rebuilt extensively, now bearing little resemblence to her original profile. LYRAWA BAY, still retaining her Orcadian name, was more recently acquired by Offshore Workboats, although I am not sure if she is still owned by them or not.