Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Celebration of Glenachulish

On 27th July we held a party at the Glenelg slipway to celebrate the Glenachulish's return to her original livery and the restoration of the slipway on the mainland side.
Cameron of Lochiel, Lord Lieutenant of Inverness was our special guest. His father was owner of the Ballachulish Ferry Company who commissioned Glenachulish in 1968 to work at the Ballachulish crossing before the bridge was built there.




It was a cracking day and enjoyed by those who came down to support it. We were joined by the children of Glenelg Primary School who have produced a booklet full of stories they have collected about the ferry. Look out for it on sale in the Ferry Lighthouse soon.
A big thank you to the skipper and crew for their professional handling of the eager crowd and to Cameron of Lochiel for his generous tribute:
It was a huge pleasure to come to Glenelg yesterday and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. You have a wonderful team and the ferry ( which looked very "Cameron" ! ) is obviously a huge success. I met lots of lovely people and couldn't have had a more interesting or happy day. 
We had a good trip back and waved to Victor as we left !
I hope we meet again and meanwhile thank you for your warm and kind welcome (and for two delicious hamburgers).
Best wishes
Donald