CRSC has published its latest year-by-year survey of shipping activity on the west of Scotland.
Like its predecessors, Review 2015 is an invaluable resource for ferry enthusiasts and historians alike, recording major shipping-related political developments over a 12-month period and documenting the movements of each passenger/car-carrying vessel from month to month.
It is a unique production, meticulously put together by John Newth and packed with illustrations of unusual scenes and much-loved ships.
Paid-up CRSC members get their copy of the 130-page publication free of charge. Non-members can secure theirs simply by signing up for the Club’s introductory £10 subscription here — a bargain! Review 2015 is worth a lot more than that.
Among the headlines of Review 2015 are Loch Seaforth’s first commercial sailing (10 February 2015 on an overnight freight sailing departing Stornoway at 2330), the launch of Catriona at Port Glasgow on 11 December, Coruisk’s debut at Birkenhead and Oban, Isle of Lewis’s berthing trials at Castlebay and Troon, Loch Fyne’s unique call at Ardmaleish, the sale of Saturn to Pentland Ferries Ltd, the CRSC charter of Western Ferries’ Sound of Seil and the awarding of a £22m contract for construction of the new Brodick ferry terminal (later revised upwards).
And a lot more! In fact, leafing through this beautifully produced volume, you can’t help being astonished by the richness and range of activity in our common sphere of interest, all in the space of one calendar year.
Anyone who pays the £10 in order to get their Review 2015 will also receive the many benefits of CRSC membership, including reduced price photo/DVD offers and discounts on special cruises, and a copy of Clyde Steamers, the Club’s highly-prized 56-page colour magazine, which this year contains features on DEPV Talisman, MV Caledonia, MV Cowal, the glorious summer of 1968 and the LMS’s first Princess Victoria — plus an interview with CalMac’s first female chief engineer.
Please don’t forget — our winter series of monthly meetings at Jurys Inn, Glasgow, begins on Wednesday 10 October with an evening of vintage films of favourite steamers (7.30pm). See you there!
There has never been a better time to become a CRSC member.
Published on 2 October 2018