It is is Sunday. It is late afternoon. It is damp and grey. And darkness is rapidly descending. Two vehicles are parked outside the CalMac office. A vessel is lying at anchor in the bay just off the pier. Is there any connection between the vehicles and the vessel? One of the vehicles has connection […]Read more "Conspiracy?"
The Skipper thanks the Pier Master for thirty years of faithful service. At the end of this tribute there is spontaneous applause. Members of the ferry’s catering staff join in. The date is 27th August 2016 Video of the retiring pier master and his successor As the Clansman salutes the retiring pier master Roddy Mackay his […]Read more "Tiree’s New Pier Master"
It is the penultimate second Saturday sailing under the Summer timetable. The MV Clansman enters Gott Bay under heavy skies. Yet, the nearby islands stand out in relief. The comment is, ‘not much chance of a sunset this evening’. The air is still and once again the midges are active. The ferry approaches the pier and […]Read more "End of an Era"