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by Robin Copland
Thu Oct 06, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: With Regret
Replies: 5
Views: 6815

Clydesite Family of Sites

That has been a couple of weeks now and though I was no longer such a regular visitor or contributor to the family of sites that came under the heading of Clydesite, it is a shame to see that it seems to have died a death. There were still a couple of regular contributors, Tom Careyette and Ruth Dea...
by Robin Copland
Wed May 08, 2013 12:42 am
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Waverley tech problem
Replies: 4
Views: 1759

Re: Waverley tech problem

That's a real shame. I enjoyed my sail on Friday, but there was a risk (later transpired to be true) that she would not make it to Inverie on the Saturday, so I made alternative arrangements to get to Mallaig (final destination that day). All of that said, there were a lot of people queuing on the N...
by Robin Copland
Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:59 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Waverley West Highland Weekend
Replies: 3
Views: 1425

Waverley West Highland Weekend

Are any site members planning to be on board on either the Friday or Saturday?

looking forward to it!

Robin
by Robin Copland
Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:31 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Is it the end for Clydesite
Replies: 207
Views: 32190

Re: Is it the end for Clydesite

Hate to report it, but I was browsing today at 12.30 and both FOGHORN! and Clydebuilt boards went off the air again.
by Robin Copland
Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:41 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: 1000th member
Replies: 20
Views: 1945

Re: 1000th member

Oh aye - here we go. Alasdair makes passing reference to my liking of the amber nectar and all the usual suspects are immediately on my case. Ah've had enough of this. Ah'm off for a dram :beer: I am in splendid form, thank you for asking, Alasdair! As for the intake of fluids alcoholic, I am taking...
by Robin Copland
Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:48 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: 1000th member
Replies: 20
Views: 1945

Re: 1000th member

Sounds like a plan to me and if I can, I will come through from the east.
Robin
by Robin Copland
Sat Feb 19, 2011 1:44 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Golden Oldies from around the Clyde - 17
Replies: 13
Views: 4012

Re: Golden Oldies from around the Clyde - 17

Seems to have been a bit of a gaither-up on the Clyde steamers that day! I was on Talisman, if memory serves, which did a cruise round the fleet from Millport and Largs. I am afraid that I cannot remember what day of the week it was - they all seemed to merge in those far-off days, but I do remember...
by Robin Copland
Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:01 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Old Clyde Turbine Steamer
Replies: 5
Views: 1815

Re: Old Clyde Turbine Steamer

It's a great read. Richard Orr kept a diary of his time as an asistant purser on Marchioness of Lorne. It was an interesting season to work on the Arran turbine as she was coming to the end of her career. Glen Sannox had already been built and was about to become the main Arran ferry. Thge book is e...
by Robin Copland
Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:25 am
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Glasgow Scenes and Architecture
Replies: 29
Views: 2258

Re: Glasgow Scenes and Architecture

Fantastic to see all these pictures, Angus, many of which bring back happy memories of my early life growing up in Glasgow. I used to pass the "wee roon hoose" every day on my way to school. At that time, Laidlaws the builders were building the Pollokshaws estate that surrounds and dwarfs the Pollok...
by Robin Copland
Fri Dec 24, 2010 1:04 am
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Duchess of Hamilton
Replies: 6
Views: 2900

Re: Duchess of Hamilton

This is her very late in her career with the shortened masts to allow her to go up to Bridge Wharf under the new Kingston Bridge. Ironically of course she never had to make that trip as the Bridge Wharf stopped being used once the bridge opened.! Shame, as the shortened masts detracted from her over...
by Robin Copland
Thu Dec 23, 2010 4:36 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Spindrift returns
Replies: 5
Views: 1310

Re: Spindrift returns

I'm way behind the times, Brian. Where has she been?
by Robin Copland
Wed Dec 15, 2010 11:31 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Maid of the Loch
Replies: 13
Views: 3541

Re: Maid of the Loch

Two great posts there, Stuart. The one of the Maid of the Loch in 1979 reminds me of the last trip I took on her - I think it must have been in 1981; I am sure that we were living in Neilston at the time. Anyhow - no matter; down we drove to Balloch with a couple of english friends who were up stayi...
by Robin Copland
Wed Dec 08, 2010 11:15 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: The Great Leader's Plaything
Replies: 8
Views: 1231

Re: The Great Leader's Plaything

Hi Paul

Sorry - I wasn't for a minute being serious and I could not agree more with all of your points re Mr Scargill! The trouble was that he actually believed a lot of the twaddle he spoke and wrote.

On reflection, perhaps he should become the leader of cloud cuckoo land!
by Robin Copland
Wed Dec 08, 2010 2:27 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: The Great Leader's Plaything
Replies: 8
Views: 1231

Re: The Great Leader's Plaything

Unless it's the Democratic Republic of Yorkshire .... guess who is the Great Leader?
Arthur Scargill, maybe :? :)
by Robin Copland
Wed Dec 08, 2010 11:33 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Farewell to Jupiter video
Replies: 5
Views: 1318

Re: Farewell to Jupiter video

Enjoyed that Gerry. Some good camera work and obviously a bit of a sturdy tripod to keep things so smooth on the zoom shots. Excellent stuff!
by Robin Copland
Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:58 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Looking Back
Replies: 8
Views: 1672

Re: Looking Back

Great set Stuart. Enjoy your day trip in London. I occasionally use the river service and it is an interesting sail to Greenwich. It will be great to do the Thames "doon the watter" on Waverley though.
by Robin Copland
Thu Aug 26, 2010 12:42 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Test Posting
Replies: 8
Views: 2090

Re: Test Posting

Aye - good news indeed. I am looking forward to more of Stewart's postings and musings as the weeks progress. I mention his name because I see he has posted a picture already this morning. Gregor and Ali were also good value of course as were John's pictures and the other John's thoughts. Both have ...
by Robin Copland
Tue Aug 24, 2010 1:13 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Launch of the Marchioness of Graham in 1936
Replies: 5
Views: 2585

Launch of the Marchioness of Graham in 1936

Here is a link to a wonderful piece of newsreel that I have never seen before - the launch of the Marchioness of Graham in 1936 from Fairfields yard.

http://www.mylearning.org/playback-vide ... urceid=989
by Robin Copland
Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:23 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Glasgow Electric 50 exhibition
Replies: 6
Views: 1503

Re: Glasgow Electric 50 exhibition

Such a shame that the front view was taken away! Great fun seeing the line from the driver's view and watching them drive the train. Only just reached 30 MPH on the hill from Pollokshaws East to Shawlands, but fair rattled up to 45 MPH on the long curve from Shawlands to Maxwell Park. I can see it y...
by Robin Copland
Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:12 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Shipyard union leader Jimmy Reid dies
Replies: 9
Views: 5655

Re: Shipyard union leader Jimmy Reid dies

Can I echo some of the comments on the site today about Jimmy Reid? A self-educated man who believed that, if you wanted to make your point, you had to do so with intellectual rigour. You may not have agreed with his politics, but he was a man for whom the much misused word "great" was appropriate.
by Robin Copland
Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:19 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Calling all PSPS Scottish Branch Members.
Replies: 5
Views: 1907

Re: Calling all PSPS Scottish Branch Members.

Defending the club mixed championships with my wife on Sunday unfortunately. Can you imagine the family stooshie if I said that I was away furra sail? Love to be there though and have a great trip. Have one for me!
by Robin Copland
Sun Aug 01, 2010 10:54 am
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Sacre Bleu : Bruichladdich's "Ugly Betty" Gin
Replies: 5
Views: 1528

Re: Sacre Bleu : Bruichladdich's "Ugly Betty" Gin

I wonder if it will ever catch on, Alasdair? Can you imagine a hip flask of the stuff as we steam into Port Ellen?
by Robin Copland
Fri Jul 23, 2010 10:28 am
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Test Posting
Replies: 8
Views: 2090

Re: Test Posting

Now - when I was talking about the bottom line in an earlier contribution at another place, what I was meaning was - is there an alternative, before you jump? This provides the alternative. A huge "well done", Stuart, Angus, my Waverley drinking buddy (well - one of them!), Alasdair and anyone else ...

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