Kintyre

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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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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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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This year in September myself and my other half, Paul Barham, (an architect when he’s not volunteering on this project!), took a cottage in Gardenstown or Gamrie, as it’s known by the locals. We took advantage of our trip to Banff and Buchan to visit the Campbeltown Shipyard archive at…

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