Fishing boats

Willie MacCallum during his apprenticeship at Campbeltown Shipyard. This photo was taken after a launch. Photo courtesy of William MacCallum. APPRENTICESHIP On applying to Campbeltown Shipyard for work, I was interviewed by Tom McArthur who was the Engineering Foreman at that time. I was successful in starting a 4 year…

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Revised list of names of Campbeltown Shipyard Employees (012/06/2019). After a call-out on our Facebook page we have managed to gather 250+ names of people who worked at Campbeltown Shipyard Ltd. I’ve trawled through all the posts and hope that I haven’t missed anyone out… if I have then just…

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Peter Drummond and Sam Henderson. Photo courtesy of Jan Nimmo Yesterday I met with Peter Drummond and Sam Henderson, authors of Fishing Boats of Campbeltown Shipyard (Published by The History Press IBSN 978 0 7524 4765 00).  They are both passionate and knowledgeable about the world of Scottish fishing. They…

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Top Skippers' Choice Drop-in Session

Top Skippers’ Choice Drop-in Session – Poster: Jan Nimmo Hi Folks, We are organising the first of three drop-in sessions for Top Skippers’ Choice: The Story of Campbeltown Shipyard Ltd, for 1st July 2019, at Campbeltown Town Hall, 56 Main Street, Campbeltown, between 6-8pm . If you have a story…

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Fear Not Leslie Howarth

Campbeltown Shipyard Staff – early 1980’s – Courtesy of Cameron McLellan First of all we’d like to thank everyone who has “liked” and engaged with our Facebook page and especially to those of you who have been reeling off lots of names! – so far we have collected almost 250…

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