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Tuesday 30 March 2010

Renfrew Ferry

Renfrew Rose and the Yoker Swan spent twenty years taking passengers from Renfrew to Clydebank. [1984-2010]

The Strathclyde Passenger Executive have axed the service,their slogan is "joining up journeys"

A new privately run and much smaller ferry will take over.

Thanks to all the staff who worked on the ferry.


Departing from Lobnitz Glasgow with a cargo of scrap metal.

Monday 29 March 2010

Fure Star

Fure Star being manoeuvred into Rothesay Dock at Clydebank.

Thursday 25 March 2010

Strathclyde Police launch

Renfrew Harbour. Pudzeoch

Renfrew Harbour known locally as the "Pudzeoch "as the stream of the same name flows into the clyde at this point.

The harbour has not been used for some time, at one time steamers used the harbour as a calling point for their down river cruises.

Renfrewshire council are filling the end of the basin in,in order to construct a pump station as part of a flood prevention scheme in the area.

Tuesday 23 March 2010

Ugland Barge 141

A barge at Ferguson's shipbuilders Greenock which is being converted to a cable layer.

Click HERE for more information.

Monday 22 March 2010

Law Castle West Kilbride

Law castle is a restored 15th century keep which is available for rent as a holiday home. It is situated at the top of Law Brae a short walking distance from West Kilbride train station.
Superb views of the Firth can be had at from the brae.

It would appear Law castle had a quiet life without much incident as there is little in the way of information to be found on it.

The keep was built in the 15 th century as a wedding gift for Princess Mary the eldest daughter of James the 11 of Scotland upon her marriage to Thomas Boyd the Earl of Arran.