If you haven’t yet submitted an entry, now is the time to do so: closing date is Friday 8 July.
CRSC’s quiz about ship names, devised by Stuart Craig, is designed to tickle the brain cells of anyone familiar with Clyde/Hebridean steamers and ferries, past and present. There’s a total of 30. To get you going, here’s a clue to number 13 — pictured left..
The person with the most correct answers will receive a framed colour print of Ian Orchardson’s celebrated painting (below) of paddle steamer Duchess of Rothesay. The winner’s name, together with two runners-up and a complete list of answers, will be published here in mid July.
Even if you come up with only a handful of answers, we still encourage you to submit an entry. The quiz is open to everyone — not just CRSC members. Please respond to email@example.com
Here are 30 clues. Now it’s up to you to name the ships they refer to:
1 Come tell me how it all began
2 This is really a double-edged sword
3 This time I’ve picked a ripe one, and twisted it
4 That metal is very fast!
5 Is she married to Prince Charles?
6 You’ll find it in a little vent
7 She was mum to those paddlers Mars and Vulcan
8 Somewhere backwards in a ton of ash
9 One of my favourite ferries bides here
10 It’s just a hop over the saddle from Glen Rosa
11 The biggest, and no rings!
12 In that field a cow also sits
13 It’s a ten mile circular cycle
14 The baron threw down his glove
15 Mrs Simpson sounds like she really set the heather alight
16 Let’s curtail a dunk in Loch Lomond
17 A nice big raisin
18 Is Leo far rangier than Capricorn and needing clipped?
19 The atoms of lithium arm ions of chlorine with extra electrons, so need reduced
20 Sounds as though it would go well with ice and coke
21 Will a hot beverage be served after this swimming event?
22 Befuddled Scotsman Tom was killed in battle
23 Have a rethink owl
24 An I seen Jade too, only in better English
25 Feels I is low, is not good English either
26 It’s really the man in number eleven
27 A mixed up hollow cylinder
28 Noodle fuss can be very Western, if scrutinised with an eye
29 This one was stunningly colourful
30 That’s a wide river to cross