Review 2019 is here!

The annual CRSC Review has been despatched to all paid-up members.

Review 2019 provides a comprehensive survey of shipping activity on the west of Scotland over a 12-month period, and is liberally sprinkled with some of the best photos of the year.

Few would doubt that 2019 was one of the most turbulent years in recent CalMac history, with numerous ferry-related political controversies, huge pressure on vessels, crews and shore personnel, and a network that at times seemed close to breaking point.

Compiled by Stuart Craig with help from other CRSC members, Review 2019 details the activities of every vessel in the CalMac fleet, and also provides information about the Western Ferries and NorthLink fleets.

Review 2019 is a ‘must’ for ship enthusiasts.

This annual publication has over the years become a ‘bible’ for enthusiasts and professionals alike, invaluable for historical reference.

If you want to know how many times MV Isle of Lewis interrupted her Barra sailings to visit the Clyde, you will find the where-and-when here. If you’d like to discover which vessels underwent annual overhaul at Troon, or Greenock, or Aberdeen, or the Mersey, the ship-by-ship diary-format of Review 2019 will be your guide. Why did Caledonian Isles offer a service run from Troon? Why was Loch Riddon at Campbeltown? Or Clansman at Brodick? Isle of Mull at Castlebay? Loch Linnhe at Gigha? It’s all here.

Paid-up CRSC members get their copy free.


Each vessel in the CalMac fleet gets a page or more to itself, topped by a brief list of the year’s activity and accompanied by a photograph

If you are not a member, you can get Review 2019 by signing up for your first-year membership here (£10) — and take advantage of all the other goodies CRSC has to offer.

Visit the CRSC Shop to order your

superb 2021 Calendar

● 12-image photo pack

2020 DVD

spectacular colour enlargement of the much-loved MacBrayne turbine King George V

and much more!

Published on 1 October 2020