Leslie Howarth

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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Over the years Campbeltown Shipyard Ltd took part in a number of fishing exhibitions in London, Glasgow, Anstruther, Aberdeen and Dublin. Here are a couple of photos from Bobby Wylie of the Campbeltown Shipyard Stand at an exhibition which CSL attended around 1984. Jim Smith, former Technical Manager at CLS,…

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Praise for the Shipyard – an article published in Campbeltown Courier on 31st August, 1979, about the launch of Resplendent PD 298 (Yard No. 46). She was commissioned by David John Forman & Partners, Peterhead. She was decommissioned in 2002. Courtesy of Campbeltown Library. Praise for the Shipyard –  an…

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WHEN THE BOW BREAKS! –  an article published in Campbeltown Courier on 20th October, 1978 about the launch of Vesturbugvn VN 459 (Yard No. 42), the third boat built for Faroe Islands. She was commissioned by Daniel Jacobsen & Partners, Vestmanna. Vesturbugvn means “Man of the West”. Courtesy of Campbeltown…

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We are very grateful to Ronnie Young of Sandwick, Shetland, for sharing his memorabilia with us. We will be publishing his collected material about Campbeltown-built boats in various entries here on the online archive. In this entry we are publishing three photos of the signing of the contract for the…

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