For our meeting in February 2011, the Club was addressed by Ian McCrorie, a Past President of the Club and well known authority on the history of CalMac and its predecessors. Ian’s talk was entitled ‘The Road to Finlaggan’ and took us through the history of shipping services to Islay from the early days of steam navigation right up to the present time.
POSTSCRIPT (added 25th May 2011)
The new MV Finlaggan arrived in Oban on the evening of Sunday 22nd May 2011, after her delivery voyage from Poland. She was formally named at Port Askaig on 25th May 2011 and a new booklet entitled The Road to Finlaggan was launched the same day and can be found here: http://www.cmassets.co.uk/assets/files/MV-Finlaggan_Book_English_May11_WEB.pdf