CRSC’s winter programme gets underway on Wednesday 11 October at our new venue — the Maldron Hotel, 50 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G2 3BW.
Eric Schofield’s presentation, titled ‘From Ship to Shore’, will focus on the history of the MacBrayne ‘red boats’ and other small boats tendering between ship and shore on Scotland’s western seaboard — a fondly remembered but widely overlooked aspect of our shipping heritage.
Come along and bring a friend. Formal proceedings begin at 7pm, but we advise everyone to arrive as early as possible so that you can familiarise yourself with the Maldron and socialise with other enthusiasts. CRSC members can pay their 2023-24 subscription there in person or here.
We also encourage you to peruse the goodies on offer in the Club Shop, open from 6pm at the back of our comfortable new meeting room on the first floor.
You will find an updated 2023-24 winter programme lower down this post.
The Maldron Hotel, an unmistakable new 12-storey building at the intersection between Renfrew Street and Renfield Street, is on city centre bus routes and a short walk from Central and Queen Street railway stations and Buchanan Street bus station. For directions and information on bus routes, see the map below. The Maldron has a comfortable bar and restaurant — click here for the menu. Reservations: 0141 340 9720
Our meetings will take place in the comfortable Newbery and Dean Suites, which can be partitioned according to demand. The rooms are sound-proofed against outside noise.
CRSC winter programme 2023-24 (you can renew your subscription here)
October 11 From Ship to Shore — Eric Schofield
November 8 CMAL Vessel Replacement Programme — James Anderson, CMAL Director of Vessels
December 13 My World of Ferries — Robert Stanley
January 10 Members Night with Paul Flint, Jane Liston and Andrew McFadden
February 14 Speaker to be confirmed
March 13 MV Isle Arran 40th birthday tribute — Lawrence Macduff
April 17 Annual General Meeting