As we were walking over the Machair we saw her in the distance. Progressing south in the ‘Passage of Tiree’ was a ship. She appeared to be making her way towards Gott Bay. As she drew closer it was easier to identify her. The vessel was the ‘Hebridean Princess’. The operators of the ‘Hebridean Princess’ […]Read more "Of Humble Origins"
26 years ago this month, one of the best loved steamers of these islands, MV Columba, was retired from service at the end of the 1988 summer season after 24 years with Caledonian MacBrayne and David MacBrayne Ltd. She had revolutionised travel to Mull, and had served on every main route in the Western Isles […]Read more "Tiree: 50 years at Sea"
What links a Hebridean Princess and an Irish Saint*? The answer is to be found in a ship, or strictly speaking the name of a ship. The vessel in question is the “Hebridean Princess” a luxury cruise ship, which normally plies the waters of the West Coast of Scotland, and has been hired more than […]Read more "Tiree: Hebridean Princess and Irish Saint"