About us

CRSC brings together everyone with an interest in Scottish shipping.

We organise special excursions throughout the year, often involving unusual itineraries. In winter we hold monthly meetings at Jurys Inn, near Glasgow Central Station, where members enjoy special presentations and have a chance to chat. Visitors are welcome.

We produce two highly prized publications, ‘Clyde Steamers’ and ‘Review’, which are issued free to members each year. We also publish a popular DVD capturing key ferry movements and archive footage.

CRSC was founded in 1932, when the Clyde teemed with shipyards and paddle steamers. Today we focus on the fleet of car ferries and passenger ships around the British coast, especially on the west of Scotland. Uniting past and present is the Club’s unchanging purpose — to create opportunities for enthusiasts to meet, sail and talk together.

A list of current officeholders can be found at the bottom of this page.

Clyde Steamers 2017 front cover

CRSC Review front cover 2013

CRSC Review front cover 2013







Iain Morgan, CRSC President, welcomes members and friends to our lunch gathering at Auchrannie Resort, Brodick, in January 2017 — part of our New Year excursion to Arran on Hebridean Isles

CRSC officeholders 2017-18

Angus Ross (right) introduces Martin Dorchester (left) to the assembled company of CRSC members and friends

January 2016: CRSC lunch excursion to Rothesay with CalMac managing director Martin Dorchester (left) — CRSC copyright photo

President: Iain Morgan

Vice-president: Robert Beale

Honorary Secretary: Eric Schofield

Honorary Treasurer: William Tomlinson

Membership Secretary: Stuart Craig

Elected members of the Club’s management committee: Robert Cleary, Robin Copland, Neil Guthrie, John Newth, Roy Paterson

Ex officio members: Andrew Clark (Magazine), Neil Guthrie (Cruise Coordinator), Gordon Law (Calendar), Archie MacCallum (Archive), John Newth (Review), Iain Quinn (Photos)

Honorary Auditor: Graeme Hogg

Officeholders can be contacted by email at info@crsc.org.uk

February 2016: CRSC bridge visit on Finlaggan en route to Colonsay, courtesy of Chief Officer Lee McDowell (left)