Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Eilean Donan present a BIG cheque!

David Win of Eilean Donan Castle presenting the ferry company with a cheque for £1047 in sponsorship for crew clothing and gear. An extremely  generous donation and very much appreciated.
An opportunity to put faces to some company names...
Left to right:
David Win of Eilean Donan Castle, Jo MacAskill - Ferry Development Officer, Christopher Main - Company Director, Donnie (Donovan) MacDonald - Glenachulish Skipper, Stuart Broadfoot - Rope Hand.

Monday, 29 July 2013

BIG BIRTHDAY CEILIDH!

Our 'bit of a do' on the 8th August to celebrate the ferry's 45th year has just got bigger!
1pm      - at the Glenelg slipway see and hear Chicago's Stock Yard Kilty Band in all their finery.
7.30pm - ceilidh in Glenelg Village Hall with Killin Thyme (plus contributions from selected pipers and drummers)
All in aid of our wonderful ferry!
It promises to be great fun and will offer some extremely accomplished musicians for your appreciation and delectation.
You REALLY don't want to miss it!
Bring your dancing shoes...

Saturday, 27 July 2013

something to celebrate

Celebrate Scotland website have featured our up coming party on the 8th August with Chicago's Stock Yard Kilty Band.
Have a wee look at the site via this link...
https://www.celebrate-scotland.co.uk/News-and-Features/1108/Scottish_ferry_MV_Glenachulish_marks_45th_anniversary

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

It's a beautiful boy (we think)

Wonderful news that Spruce the sea eagle chick has fledged and flown the nest after much anticipation. Proud parents Victor and Orla are said to be delighted/relieved (as far as we can tell).


Teriffic sight!

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Absolutely beautiful

Glenelg and Kylerhea have been basking in glorious sunshine these last few days.
The ferry has been busy and passengers have been enjoying spectacular crossings in unsurpassed landscape and wonderful weather.


BBC Online party news!

Check the link here to see the BBC News online feature about the upcoming 'do' on the 8th August at the Glenelg slipway in the company of Chicago's Stock Yard Kilty Band.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-23373282

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Are you ready?

Thirty-two strong pipe band appearing at the Glenelg slipway on Thursday 8th August at 1pm.
Tunes and BBQ in the glorious landscape of the Sound of Sleat (that's a pipe tune you know).
Please join us there and come to the evening ceilidh in Glenelg Village Hall to round of a spectacular day.

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Pipes and Drums at the ferry

We are having another even bigger 'bit of a do' at the Glenelg Slipway.
This time in the splendid company of Chicago's oldest established Pipe Band, the Stock Yard Kilty Band.
http://sykb.com/
They will be playing down at the Ferry Slipway in Glenelg on Thursday 8th August at 1pm.
Come and witness this visual and aural spectacle and have lunch from our BBQ.
We're sure that Victor will join us just like he did last time.
See you there!

Friday, 5 July 2013

Our newest skipper and

The Ferry Company would like to congratulate Calum Stiven on becoming the newest skipper of the Glenachulish.
Calum has been our longstanding, trusty rope hand for many years and has worked very hard to gain his MCA qualification to sail our ferry. A wonderful achievement. We are extremely proud of him - well done Calum.
A reminder to you all that the Ferry sails from 10am until 7pm in July and August - a whole extra hour for you to enjoy this most unique experience. There is also a very good chance to see Victor, our resident sea eagle, who is seen daily on the hunt for fish to take home to he and Orla's chick. The chick is wonderfully named Spruce - pictured here.

Spruce
 
Calum looking very relaxed in the wheelhouse