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We are grateful to Bob Anderson and his son, Scott, for sending these photos of a fully functioning model of a Campbeltown-built fishing boat. Scott made the model of the Advance II INS 77 which was built at Campbeltown Shipyard as the Brereton INS 197 (Yard No. 078) in 1987…

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The Kestrel INS 121 during her sea trials in Campbeltown Loch, 1974. Photo Courtesy of Ronnie McNally. We are grateful to Bob Anderson for sending us these photos of his latest fishing boat model. Bob has spent these lockdown days realising this project which is close to his heart. The…

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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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