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Thursday 30 March 2023

MS Ambition

 Cruise ship MS Ambition departing the Clyde, she was housing Ukrainian refugees in Glasgow.

MS Ambition

Cruise ship MS Ambition passing Dumbarton.


  Bulk Carrier that was built in 1982 (41 years ago) and is sailing under the flag of Liberia. Her carrying capacity is 38997 t DWT .

Seen here at KGV Glasgow.

Isle of Arran

 Isle of Arran with Brodick Castle

Wednesday 29 March 2023


 Emerald a Steel Steam Turbine with 2 Masts  

Built in  1903 by Alexander Stephen & Sons Ltd., Govan Linthouse 

Tuesday 28 March 2023

Monday 27 March 2023

Chloe May

Chloe May heading up to Glasgow after disposing of her spoil in the Holy Loch .

Saturday 25 March 2023

SS Brodick Castle

 Built in 1878 by H McIntyre and Co at Paisley

Engines : 2 cylinder simple diagonal, 38.25 in x 66 in (from PS Eagle of 1864)

Dimensions : 207.6 ft x 21.7 ft

243 Gross Registered Tons

Operated by Captain Buchanan year round on the Ardrossan-Arran service from 1878 until the end of the 1886 season

Purchased by the Bournemouth, Swanage & Poole Steam Packet Co in February 1887

Went to the Bristol Channel on charter in 1894 for the Bristol & Ilfracombe Pleasure Steamer Co

The Bristol charter failed in mid-season, being taken over by the local Edwards & Robertson Company

Sailed on the South Coast for Cosens and Co between 1901 and 1910

Sold to Argentinian owners, renamed Ceca Nova, and sank under tow off Portland.

Information courtesy of

Wednesday 22 March 2023

Ayr Port Controll

Ayr has four Lighthouses two in the dock area and two  located at the end of the North and South breakwaters.

Tuesday 21 March 2023