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by iain Robertson
Tue Oct 25, 2016 10:24 am
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: BRENDA 1951: Denny, Dumbarton
Replies: 3
Views: 3074

Re: BRENDA 1951: Denny, Dumbarton

From the days when they built good looking ships. I remember seeing her occasionally in Stornoway in the 60s.
by iain Robertson
Wed Jun 01, 2016 8:30 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: My Maritime Photos
Replies: 2
Views: 2602

Re: My Maritime Photos

Very nice indeed. I enjoyed looking at them. Thank you. :clap:
by iain Robertson
Sun May 10, 2015 4:27 pm
Forum: Pleasure Craft
Topic: Ardrossan - a wee sneak visit
Replies: 3
Views: 2902

Re: Ardrossan - a wee sneak visit

Lovely model - but missed her name
Hi Angus - not like you to miss the name of a lovely model!

The yacht is called "Fly". She was resident on the hard in Troon Marina for some years.
by iain Robertson
Fri Aug 16, 2013 2:58 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Clydesite in trouble again
Replies: 56
Views: 14111

Re: Clydesite in trouble again

Yes, Bruce's FB account has been deactivated.
Account Inactive
This account has been deactivated. Only you can see Bruce on your friends list. You have the option to unfriend Bruce?
by iain Robertson
Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:57 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: In the Highlands
Replies: 23
Views: 1835

Re: In the Highlands

Thanks for that Paul, I had a feeling you would come up trumps. Slight correction to my original post, the train journey was Crianlarich to Fort William, but no doubt the same applies. Thanks again. Iain
by iain Robertson
Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:19 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: In the Highlands
Replies: 23
Views: 1835

Re: In the Highlands

Paul, I have a recollection of getting on a train in 1967 from Crianlarich to Oban, and that there was a restaurant car, where I had lunch served by a waiter. Given the current provision of stock in the W Highlands that seems unlikely, but it is a strong memory. Did they have restaurant cars on the ...
by iain Robertson
Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:46 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: 69023 JOEM
Replies: 2
Views: 509

Re: 69023 JOEM

What a lovely wee engine!
by iain Robertson
Sat Jul 28, 2012 5:24 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Angus Mac Kinnon
Replies: 9
Views: 1180

Re: Angus Mac Kinnon

Get well soon Angus, we need your banter here (and also the other place).
by iain Robertson
Sun Jun 24, 2012 5:26 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Standing Stones at Callanish
Replies: 19
Views: 1282

Re: Standing Stones at Callanish

How can that Iain Robertson fellah claim Lewis connections with a mainland name like that? Och, well, at least he's an Iain and not an Ian, so he canne be a' bad ..... Mind you, on his recent seagoing epic he went from Castlebay to Lochboisdale, passing down the back of Eriskay, too feart to attemp...
by iain Robertson
Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:09 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Standing Stones at Callanish
Replies: 19
Views: 1282

Re: Standing Stones at Callanish

Careful, you're standing on my ancestral land. The remains of my great, great,etc grandfather's croft house can still be traced within the bounds of the fenced area round the stones. He was evicted by the then landowner Sir James Matheson, who did not want his posh friends to see the peasants when t...
by iain Robertson
Sat Jun 23, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Dolphins
Replies: 2
Views: 795

Dolphins

I was sailing off the west coast of Skye last week, and this pod of dolphins came to play with us. There were at least 12 or so of them and they gave a great display of bow riding.
by iain Robertson
Sun Jan 15, 2012 11:27 am
Forum: BOARD OF TRADE
Topic: Clan Line
Replies: 10
Views: 4044

Re: Clan Line

Clan Fraser. Out of Greenock Dockyard Co as yno 435, l 20 Dec 1938. This ship whilst carrying munitions was attacked by the Luftwaffe in Piraeus harbour Greece on 6 Apr 1941, the 1st day of the Germans assault on that Country. She was sunk in the harbour due to her rather incendiary cargo. It is cl...
by iain Robertson
Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:37 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: A sail on Lord Of The isles
Replies: 3
Views: 745

Re: A sail on Lord Of The isles

Nice photos, GM. Were you one of the gentlemen with a large amount of photographic equipment on the 1230/1350 return sailing from Ardrossan?
by iain Robertson
Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:29 pm
Forum: Housekeeping
Topic: Logging In Query
Replies: 20
Views: 12174

Re: Logging In Query

mcmahos wrote:Can you try again over the next few visits - I've cleared out one of the database tables relating to logins.
So far so good. Many thanks for your help.
by iain Robertson
Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:31 pm
Forum: Housekeeping
Topic: Logging In Query
Replies: 20
Views: 12174

Re: Logging In Query

Nope, "allow local data to be set (recommended)", is the only box checked in that section, the "clear cookies" box is not checked.
by iain Robertson
Tue Jan 10, 2012 2:24 pm
Forum: Housekeeping
Topic: Logging In Query
Replies: 20
Views: 12174

Re: Logging In Query

I have the same problem. Despite checking the 'log me in automatically' box when I log in I still have to log in manually on each visit to the site. Not a major problem, but still tiresome. My OS is Windows7 and my browser is Google Chrome if that helps explain it.
by iain Robertson
Sun Dec 25, 2011 2:36 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: ANTRIM PRINCESS
Replies: 5
Views: 1390

Re: ANTRIM PRINCESS

With the superb Alexander Y series bodywork
by iain Robertson
Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:44 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Queen Mary 2
Replies: 16
Views: 3272

Re: Queen Mary 2

Last three.

Pretty sharp contrast to the arrival of QE2 three years ago. No flotilla of small boats and passenger ships, just one tug. Only a few dozen photographers on the Esplanade. No flag waving crowds. Even her decks looked pretty deserted.
by iain Robertson
Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:40 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Queen Mary 2
Replies: 16
Views: 3272

Re: Queen Mary 2

Some more of QM2 this morning. She was alongside at about half past ten.
by iain Robertson
Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:36 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Queen Mary 2
Replies: 16
Views: 3272

Queen Mary 2

A few shots of Queen Mary 2 arriving today at Greenock on a fairly dreich morning.
by iain Robertson
Wed Jun 29, 2011 5:13 pm
Forum: YACHTING
Topic: DRUM, DAMAGE.
Replies: 2
Views: 485

Re: DRUM, DAMAGE.

She was blown ashore onto some rocks at Kerrera during the storm force winds in late May. (they are calling it "that Monday" up there). I think she broke away from her moorings. There are some pictures of her being pulled off somewhere on the web.
by iain Robertson
Fri May 20, 2011 10:49 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Stranraer bound
Replies: 2
Views: 511

Re: Stranraer bound

Paul, I hate to question an expert such as yourself, but weren't these locomotives known as 'Horwich Crabs', being originally built at Horwich works, although the ones in your picture were built at Crewe?

And wasn't Gorton works originally GCR? I stand to be corrected of course.
by iain Robertson
Sat May 07, 2011 1:21 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Clydesite aground again
Replies: 3
Views: 682

Re: Clydesite aground again

It's back again and BB is working on the problem.
by iain Robertson
Sun May 01, 2011 11:58 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Friends of the West Highland Lines
Replies: 8
Views: 921

Re: Friends of the West Highland Lines

I have to second the comments about the Sprinters. Had to endure a three hour journey from Oban yesterday. The seats were as hard as bricks and lumpy, the heating was turned up full despite warm sunshine streaming through the windows, and my legs felt as if they were cooking. Most seats were occupie...
by iain Robertson
Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:19 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: HMS Astute in the news again
Replies: 8
Views: 1153

Re: HMS Astute in the news again

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-13020498

"A member of the Royal Navy has been arrested on suspicion of murder" - that would tend to suggest that this was no accident, but perhaps better not to speculate until more is known.
by iain Robertson
Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:30 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: HMS Astute in the news again
Replies: 8
Views: 1153

Re: HMS Astute in the news again

Shocking news. My heart goes out to the relatives and friends of the dead and injured officers. I hope that there is a thorough investigation.
by iain Robertson
Sat Apr 02, 2011 11:33 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: At Troon Harbour - today
Replies: 18
Views: 1808

Re: At Troon Harbour - today

Thanks for that, Al.

Not heading off till end of May, but planning to be away for about five weeks.
by iain Robertson
Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:57 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: At Troon Harbour - today
Replies: 18
Views: 1808

Re: At Troon Harbour - today

Gosh, that wee anchorage between Gighay and Hellisay looks..... interesting. Any idea of the depth of water inside? I take it there will be dancing girls as well in Barra, because I know for a fact that that sort of thing is strictly prohibited further north in the wonderful Eilean Fraoch. Thanks fo...
by iain Robertson
Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:43 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: At Troon Harbour - today
Replies: 18
Views: 1808

Re: At Troon Harbour - today

Now Angus, if you want to find me in the Marina it's quite easy. Just stand in front of Scott's, and look to the left, where all the posh, expensive, and big boats are. Now, my boat's not there, but you have narrowed the field down a bit. I'm planning to take her up to Acarsaid Mhor (amongst other p...
by iain Robertson
Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:28 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: At Troon Harbour - today
Replies: 18
Views: 1808

Re: At Troon Harbour - today

Angus, you might have come down to the inner basin and said hello!
by iain Robertson
Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:30 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Troon - with paddlers, cranes and no cranes
Replies: 2
Views: 484

Re: Troon - with paddlers, cranes and no cranes

Interesting Stuart, so now we know that the crane bases were demolished sometime between December 1978 and July 1981. Amazing how the combined brainpower of this forum can narrow things down. (Well, the brainpower of SC anyway).
by iain Robertson
Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:35 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Time to go ......
Replies: 11
Views: 2033

Re: Time to go ......

Hmmmm. I might be down at the marina tomorrow. I'll try asking around.
by iain Robertson
Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:42 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Time to go ......
Replies: 11
Views: 2033

Re: Time to go ......

Thanks Angus, I came across a photo of the steam crane here: http://tinyurl.com/627t84k (not allowed to copy and paste the photo, but it enlarges if you click the thumbnail) The photo was dated 1960, but I am sure I remember the base much later than that - late 1960s to mid 70s perhaps? Any car expe...
by iain Robertson
Sun Mar 20, 2011 6:09 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Time to go ......
Replies: 11
Views: 2033

Re: Time to go ......

When did that go, Angus?
by iain Robertson
Sat Mar 19, 2011 11:16 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: D55002 KINGS OWN YORKSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY
Replies: 3
Views: 579

Re: D55002 KINGS OWN YORKSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY

Another great set of memories there, Paul, keep them coming!
by iain Robertson
Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:25 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Skippers Wood view Post Cards
Replies: 3
Views: 741

Re: Skippers Wood view Post Cards

Magoonigal wrote:OK :oops:
So one of us non-native's has to ask, which Pier are we looking at from Skippers Wood, please.
Rothesay
by iain Robertson
Sat Mar 12, 2011 7:50 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Tug Talk - Missing with all hands
Replies: 16
Views: 2017

Re: Tug Talk - Missing with all hands

Interestingly, the front page of TT is coming up with an error message, but I can access previous posts by using the date search facility. Hopefully there is some activity in the back office.
by iain Robertson
Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:03 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Wonder who is not trying hard enough?
Replies: 12
Views: 4352

Re: Wonder who is not trying hard enough?

I don't know, Paul, every time I pass Skelmorlie or Sannox on my wee yacht (either under sail or power) I try to time myself over the mile. Just for fun of course, and GPS is much more accurate, but it gives me a reality check and reminds me that there was a world before GPS. Also useful to see how ...
by iain Robertson
Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:00 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Wonder who is not trying hard enough?
Replies: 12
Views: 4352

Re: Wonder who is not trying hard enough?

Just to be pedantic, and as I am sure we all know, the Skelmorlie Measured Mile is still in existence and occasionally used, although now it is the Measured 1853.8 metres according to the Admiralty charts.
by iain Robertson
Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:36 am
Forum: RN Warships and Auxiliaries built on the Clyde
Topic: Celandine 1916 HMS - Sweeping Sloop
Replies: 1
Views: 483

Re: Celandine 1916 HMS - Sweeping Sloop

A wee typo on the 'laid down' date?
by iain Robertson
Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:30 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Bad Press for the Clyde
Replies: 13
Views: 2127

Re: Bad Press for the Clyde

Stuart, as usual you have presented a comprehensive, interesting and informative review of the historical reasons for the lamentable state of industrial practices and relations in the 1960s. Many thanks for that. Understanding the reasons for a bad situation developing, can help us to avoid repeatin...
by iain Robertson
Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:48 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Old Clyde Turbine Steamer
Replies: 5
Views: 1207

Re: Old Clyde Turbine Steamer

Don't think I've seen a shot of her in colour before.
by iain Robertson
Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:39 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Bad Press for the Clyde
Replies: 13
Views: 2127

Re: Bad Press for the Clyde

I haven't seen the display so it would be wrong to comment about it. However the staggering amount of theft that went on in Clyde yards (and particularly on the QE2 contract) is well documented. Theft is theft whether it is committed by a yard worker, a fat cat banker, or an MP, and should not be di...
by iain Robertson
Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:16 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Wild Mountain Thyme
Replies: 4
Views: 715

Re: Wild Mountain Thyme

RIP Kate McGarrigle taken from us too soon 18 January 2011.
by iain Robertson
Wed Jan 05, 2011 7:34 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Tranport 2011 Ferry and train woes.
Replies: 9
Views: 1035

Re: Tranport 2011 Ferry and train woes.

Hate to be controversial, but isn't it strange how we all blame government or a dreaded QUANGO (Transport Scotland) for the problems, when the class 180 trains are built by a private company, and will be accepted and operated by a private company. The buses are also operated by private enterprise, a...
by iain Robertson
Sat Jan 01, 2011 12:06 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Dougie MacLean OBE
Replies: 1
Views: 465

Re: Dougie MacLean OBE

Brilliant!
by iain Robertson
Sat Dec 25, 2010 9:43 am
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Christmas Greetings
Replies: 32
Views: 4388

Re: Christmas Greetings

Merry Christmas to all on or about the Clyde, wherever you are, from the Robertson Clan.
by iain Robertson
Fri Aug 06, 2010 2:31 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Clydesite
Replies: 11
Views: 2240

Re: Clydesite

Yep seems to be down again.
by iain Robertson
Fri Jul 30, 2010 8:16 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Clydesite
Replies: 72
Views: 23852

Re: Clydesite

Nothing so far on Firefox, IE8, or Chrome, ISP Virgin.

Iain
by iain Robertson
Wed Jul 28, 2010 10:32 am
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Hebridean Princess
Replies: 5
Views: 1029

Re: Hebridean Princess

I note the Royal Standard flying from the mast - HM the Q must have been having a long lie. Are you receiving guests today, Angus?

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