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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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David Tod, Skipper of the St Adrian, Leslie Howarth, former managing Director of Campbeltown Shipyard, and Mr and Mrs John and Pamela Tait, skipper of the Sunrise, Fraserburgh. Photo: Kenny Craig South Kintyre Development Trust’s “Top Skippers’ Choice” exhibition was launched in style on Saturday 15th February, 2020, at Campbeltown…

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We are grateful to Carolyn Randall for the following piece. Her father, Douglas McNaught was a key figure in the drawing office at Campbeltown Shipyard Ltd. My Memories: It was always exciting going to Dad’s office. Graeme, my brother and I had to climb steep stairs to reach it which…

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We are very grateful to Ian McCallum for this piece about his time working at Campbeltown Shipyard. As you will see from the photos, Ian didn’t just work at the shipyard, he also played the pipes at the launches. Ian McCallum – far right: Fidelis II takes to the sea…

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* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * PRESS RELEASE * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * TOP SKIPPERS’ CHOICE: THE STORY OF CAMPBELTOWN SHIPYARD EXHIBITION AT CAMPBELTOWN TOWN HALL SATURDAY…

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