Saturday, 31 August 2013

The Road to the Ferry

This wonderful picture was taken by Poppy Main from the Mam Ratagan - the road to the Ferry from the mainland.

When it's this great just getting there - why would you want to go any other way?

The Flying Dutchman (really)


This handsome vessel, which really is called the Flying Dutchman came through the narrows between Glenelg and Kylerhea on Tuesday 27th August providing a wonderful spectacle for both the ferry crew and passengers.
Many thanks to Kat for sending the picture.
Beautiful!

Monday, 26 August 2013

Calling all Ferry fans

We're looking for you creative and imaginative folks to come up with some brilliant pictures. We will publish the best ones on the Ferry facebook page https://www.facebook.com/GlenelgSkyeFerry?ref=hl
You have until Easter (start of season next year) to submit your entries. You can buy ferry merchandise from the website http://www.skyeferry.co.uk/  at the lighthouse on the Glenelg slipway or the Glenelg Inn.
We look forward to seeing your brilliant ideas.

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Calum's first day at the helm

Our newest skipper Claum Stiven took the helm of the Glenachulish for the first time in charge on the 10th August. A momentous moment for a really great young man.
Well done Calum - we are very, very proud of you!

What a day!

The sun shone, the BBQ was plentiful and the atmosphere was electric as Chicago's Stock Yard Kilty Band marched down the road towards the slipway in perfect unison (musically and physically!).
A spectacular aural and visual feast for the assembled crowd.
A fine day was finished off with an outstanding ceilidh at the Glenelg Village Hall with Duncan MacKinnon's band and spine tingling contributions from the cream of the US band.
Huge thanks to all who assisted on the day and evening and particular credit to Duncan and Jill who mightily impressed the Americans and to Andrew for creating a special atmosphere with lighting trickery...
Also to Shiela from the Glenelg Inn for sponsoring the ceilidh in her usual generous manner.

 More pictures are on their way.
If you missed it, you missed something special. If you were there thank you and, wasn't it a belter?!

Friday, 2 August 2013

Come down and celebrate

Two brilliant events for the price of one!
Pipes anad Drums of Chicago's finest at the slipway at 1pm with BBQ...
and
Ceilidh with Killin Thyme at the Hall 8pm - £5.00 (bring your own bottle)
All in Glenelg
All in aid of the ferry.
Gotta love it!
See you there.