Monday, 1 March 2010


Seen arriving at Oban towards the end of another glorious sunny spring-like day, the coaster RED DUCHESS was heading for the North Pier to discharge a cargo of road salt, part of which she had already unloaded at Craignure, on the isle of Mull. RED DUCHESS has been carrying numerous such cargoes around the west coast in recent weeks, supplying local authorities with salt from Kilroot in Northern Ireland for use on roads.