fishing

We are very grateful to Peter Drummond, co-author of Fishing Boats of Campbeltown Shipyard, for allowing us to share this collection of photos of Campbeltown-built boats. Peter and Sam Henderson’s book, a labour of love, is painstakingly researched, documenting the history of Campbeltown-built fishing vessels up until 2009. We will be…

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We are very grateful to Sam Henderson, co-author of Fishing Boats of Campbeltown Shipyard, for allowing us to share this collection of photos of Campbeltown- built boats. Sam and Peter Drummond’s book, a labour of love, is painstakingly researched, documenting the history of Campbeltown-built fishing vessels up until 2009.  Advance…

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This article about the launch of the Donvale II LK137 (Yard No.71) was published in the Campbeltown Courier on 13th July, 1985. Courtesy of Leslie Howarth. Bound for Shetland. Campbeltown Courier, 13th July 1985. Courtesy of Leslie Howarth.   Related Images: Related posts: Breakthrough Order for Campbeltown This article, “Breakthrough…

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Nowadays it’s hard to imagine that Trench Point in Campbeltown was home to a thriving shipbuilding industry that dates from 1712. The last yard on the site was Campbeltown Shipyard Ltd, which over the span of its 27 year lifetime employed more than 250 people who, as a team, built…

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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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