Leslie Howarth

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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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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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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