Photo Journal of Events and Activities in Scotland

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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 Tall Ships Race Parade of Sail

Following the RAF Red Arrows display, the 57 participating Tall Ships set out from Greenock, one by one, surrounded by a flotilla of local vessels down the Firth of Clyde towards their destination on the next stage.

They were not racing at this point and different Tall Ships were to call in at Campbeltown, Oban and Ullapool en route to Lerwick. Read more

Clanadonia Keepin It Tribal

Hot from performing at “T in The Park” the previous day, straight all the way to the “Tall Ships Race” event in Greenock, Clanadonia are a Tribal Pipes and Drums band, steeped in the Pictish/Celtic traditions of Scotland.

The character of these performers is “keepin’ it tribal” and they do that by engaging with the crowd so this band are probably best in among the crowd not confined to such a small stage. I’m not saying they weren’t their usual good selves. It was just odd seeing them on a stage. It’s certainly easier to photograph when they are out in the open. Read more

Salsa Celtica perform in Greenock

Salsa Celtica are an Edinburgh based international touring band formed by musicians from across the Scottish jazz and folk scenes producing a synthesis of Scottish and Irish traditional music with all the Latin American elements of salsa. This unique blend has taken them all over the world where they have been a hit at celtic, jazz and salsa festivals. Read more

The Tall Ships Event at Greenock

Greenock in Inverclyde was the host of The Tall Ships Race event over the weekend, 9-12 July 2011. Fortunately there was pleasant summer sunshine for most of the time I was there. Read more