Wednesday, 15 December 2010


Fresh from the slip at Ardmaleish, the CalMac ferry LOCH STRIVEN was seen making her way to her owner's headquarters at Gourock Pier following her annual survey at the Bute boatyard. She was the first of the original four 'Loch' class ferries, all built on the Humber by Richard Dunston at their Hessle shipyard in 1986-87 for Caledonian MacBrayne. Employed initially on the route from Largs to Cumbrae, she moved north to serve Raasay after eleven years on the Clyde, and has remained on that run since.