CRSC events 2016-17

Marchioness of Graham by John Nicolson (Douglas Brown Collection)CRSC has lined up another superb series of illustrated talks for the coming winter months.

Headline events include a presentation by senior CMAL executives, and what promises to be a highly entertaining talk by Ken Charleson, chief operating officer of the cruise company that owns former MacBrayne car ferry Hebridean Princess.

But there will also be a focus on such golden oldies as Duchess of Montrose, Jeanie Deans and Marchioness of Graham (pictured), through the memories of their pursers.

Meetings begin at 7.30pm and take place at Jurys Inn in Jamaica Street, Glasgow, just round the corner from Central Station. Non-members are welcome. Many members arrive early and socialise in the First Floor ante-room, where photographs are on sale.

Hebridean Princess and Isle of Mull 31May201612 October 2016  President’s Address ‘Rolling in the Isles’ – Iain Morgan

9 November 2016  ‘Memoir of a Marchioness’ – Richard Orr

14 December 2016  Presentation by CMAL’s John Salton (Project Director for MV Catriona) and Ramsay Muirhead (Head of Civil Engineering, Harbour Department)

11 January 2017  ‘Two Former Clyde Pursers’ – Jim Davis and Ian Milne

8 February 2017  ‘MV Hebridean Princess‘ – Ken Charleson, Chief Operating Officer of Hebridean Island Cruises

15 March 2017  ‘Taking Passage to Arran – Part 1: The CSP Years’ – Eric Schofield

19 April 2017  Annual General Meeting, followed by an audio-visual presentation of CRSC’s digital image collections by Roy Paterson

11 October 2017  First meeting of the 2017-18 session

Meetings are generally held on the second Wednesday of the month, but please note that the March 2017 meeting and the Annual General Meeting in April take place on the third Wednesday of the month.

Cruising programme: CRSC has organised a special excursion to Arran on Saturday 14 January 2017. It includes outward and return journeys on debut relief vessel Hebridean Isles, a bus tour of southern Arran and lunch at the award-winning Auchrannie Resort in Brodick. Advance booking is essential: buy your tickets here.

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Catriona at Ferguson Marine 11Dec2015

Catriona at Port Glasgow on 15 December 2015 after her launch from Ferguson Marine’s shipyard – CRSC copyright photo