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LAUNCHING DELAY – an article about the delay of the launch of the Valhalla III due to gale force winds. The Valhalla LH 67 was built in 1982 for Eyemouth Skipper, Robert  Veitch. This article was published in the Campbeltown Courier on 5th February, 1982, courtesy of Campbeltown Library.  LAUNCHING…

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Gales Stop Launch. Article published in the Campbeltown Courier on 13th February, 1981, about the launch of the Crystal River B 346 (Yard o. 54) which was built in 1981 for Roy Jones and Partners, Kilkeel. Courtesy of Campbeltown Library. Gales Stop Launch. Article published in the Campbeltown Courier on…

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Shipyard Flies in New Customers, an article published in the Campbeltown Courier on the 30th January, 1981 about the Campbeltown Shipyard chartering a flight to bring in skippers, the Atichiesons, from Eyemouth, to see the Polonia II being built. Courtesy of Campbelltown Library. Shipyard Flies in New Customers, an article…

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Glimpses of ’74 – a photograph of the Kestrel INS 121 (Yard No. 18) in a review of 1974, published on the 2nd January, 1975 in the Campbeltown Courier. Kestrel was built in 1974 for Ian Sutherland and Partners, Hopeman. The Kestel was renamed the Premiere in 1985 and sank…

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Campbeltown built boats are the Best: Article published in Campbeltown Courier, c. 1983, about various record-breaking vessels built at Campbeltown Shipyard, including Boy Andrew WK 171 (Yard No. 44) bult 1978 for Norrie Bremner, the Kiloran INS 10 (Yard No. 63) built in 1983 for Lorrant Andrews of Lossiemouth, the…

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David Tod B.E.M, skipper and enthusiastic participant of the Top Skippers’ Choice project, was proud to show two models of his boat, the St Adrian KY 245 at the TSC exhibition in February 2020 in Campbeltown. The tw0 models were made 50 years apart, the newer of the two being…

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SKDT‘s Top Skippers’ Choice exhibition showcasing Campbeltown Shipyard Ltd, which ran from 15-22 February at Campbeltown Town Hall, welcomed an estimated 600 visitors from the town and from further afield. The exhibition, a snapshot of the project’s extensive online archive, was host to visits from Castlehill and Dalintober primary schools…

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