Photo Journal of Events and Activities in Scotland

Archive for September, 2011

Queen Mary 2

This article includes photographs of the Queen Mary 2 from 2004 on her first tour and some from the visit to Greenock in 2011. Scroll down to see.

South Queensferry 13th July 2004

There has been significant interest in my photographs of the recent visit of the MS Queen Elizabeth to the Forth Estuary near South Queensferry, so I dug deep into my archives and found these images of the visit of the Cunard RMS Queen Mary 2 to almost the same spot on the 13th July 2004. At 151,400 GRT, QM2 is the largest ocean liner ever. The other Cunard Queens, the Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria are around 90,000 GRT. (Apparently MS is an abbreviation for Motor Ship while RMS is an abbreviation for Royal Mail Ship.) Read more

The Second Linlithgow Classic Car Day

Following the first stage of the Second Linlithgow Classic Car Day (2011) to South Queensferry, the classic cars returned to Linlithgow for a meet-up in the town’s market square and at the Linlithgow Palace car park. I think Mary Queen of Scots would have been very impressed with such an array of gleaming prestige marques parked in her yard! Read more

The 2nd Linlithgow Classic Car Day at South Queensferry

On Sunday 4th September 2011 I headed over to South Queensferry to catch the Linlithgow Classic Cars at the end of the first stage of their meet up and ride out. Read more

Queen Elizabeth at South Queensferry

On the 4th September 2011, I had a feeling of déjà vu as I had stood on the same spot many years ago and taken photographs of the RMS Queen Mary 2. The sight was very similar, including the tones and colours of the sky and clouds. Read more