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West Highland Steamer Club Syllabus 2017 -2018

Meetings take place in the Renfield St. Stephen’s Church Centre, 260 Bath Street, Glasgow, on the last Friday of each month from October to April and start at 7.30 p.m.

Please note that the meeting in November is at an earlier time and December and March are not on the last Friday.

The meeting will take place in the Kirk Lounge.


October  27th “Questions and conversations”
Mr Jim Stirling, Non-Executive Director, Calmac Ferries Ltd.
An open Forum of questions from the floor
November 24th “50th Anniversary Dinner at 18.30 for 19.00″  
The Oasis Cafe, Renfield St. Stephens Church Centre
Main Speaker, Mr. Martin Dorchester, Managing Director, Calmac ferries Ltd.
December 15th Joint meeting with the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society.  
Beauties through the eyes of a shipping enthusiast”
Mr. Lawrence Macduff
January 26th “Transport Scotland and the Clyde and Westerns Isles ferry services”   
Mr. Graham Laidlaw, Deputy Director, Transport Scotland ferries division
February 23rdth “ M.V. Glen Sannox”
  Mr Lawrence Macduff
March 23rdst

“The Northern Lighthouse Board – More than Lighthouses”  
Mr Mike Bullock, Chief Executive, M.B.E., Northern Lighthouse Board.

April 27th Annual General Meeting followed by a  presentation by Mr. John Saltoun, Fleet Manager and Project Director, Caledonian Maritime Asstes Ltd on “M. V. Carvoria”.