Isle of Arran

Islay ferry Isle of Arran on service to Port Askaig 21 September 2023.

RNLB Helmut Schroder of Dunlossit II

Islay lifeboat Helmut Schroder of Dunlossit II (17-08) on standby in Port Askaig 21 September 2023.

RNLB Fraser Flyer

Reserve lifeboat RNLB Fraser Flyer (17-17) on station in Islay 21 September 2023.

Eilean Dhiura

Jura ferry Eilean Dhiura unloads at Port Askaig 21 September 2023.

Sloman Hermes

Tanker Sloman Hermes inbound for Clydebank 01 September 2023.

SWB 06

RN experimental vessel SWB 06 off Gourock 01 September 2023.

Aqua Gripfisk

Live fish carrier Aqua Gripfisk in Campbeltown Harbour 31 August 2023.


Sail Training International's Thalassa in Campbeltown Harbour 31 August 2023.

Hav Alda

Coaster Hav Alda outbound, with the West Coast of Arran for a backdrop, for Stornoway 31 August 2023.

SD Clyde Racer

MOD pilot cutter SD Clyde Racer inbound 31 August 2023.

Kingdom of Fife

Briggs' Kingdom of Fife inbound 31 August 2023.


Caledonian Macbrayne's Finlaggan inbound for Port Ellen 24 August 2023.

Celebrity Apex

Liner Celebrity Apex inbound for Greenock 17 August 2023.

Bro Nuuk

Tanker Bro Nuuk off Gourock 21 June 2023.

George Hammond

Pilot cutter George Hammond in Campbeltown Harbour 21 June 2023.

Scot Pioneer

Coaster Scot Pioneer loading round timber at Campbeltown Pier 21 June 2023.

Kintyre Express

Campbeltown - Ballycastle - Port Ellen ferry Kintyre Express in Campbeltown Harbour 22 June 2023.

Ali Cat

Dunoon ferry Ali Cat on service 23 June 2023.

HNLMS Makkum

'Tripartite' Class minesweeper HNLMS Makkum (M857) inbound for Faslane 23 June 2023.

HNLMS Vlaardingen

'Alkmaar' Class minesweeper HNLMS Vlaardingen (M863) inbound for Faslane 23 June 2023.


THC ferry Corran (last seen in the same location in February) remains stuck in Rothesay Harbour awaiting parts 11 July 2023.


Superyacht Scout off Castle Toward 11 July 2023.


Rothesay ferry Bute on service 11 July 2023.

Bute approaches Wemyss Bay Pier 12 July 2023.

HMS Dasher

Patrol vessel HMS Dasher (P280) in Portsmouth Harbour 06 July 2023.


Pilot cutter Majestic outbound 06 July 2023.

Spirit of Portsmouth

Gosport ferry Spirit of Portsmouth on service 06 July 2023.

St Faith

Wightlink's St Faith outbound (pilot vessel Majestic ahead) 06 July 2023.

Victoria of Wight

Wightlink's Victoria of Wight inbound 06 July 2023.

St Clare

Wightlink's St Clare inbound 06 July 2023.

Blue Swan

Naval Cadet Force vessel Blue Swan, last seen here inbound 06 July 2023.


MOD Police launch Endeavour on patrol in Portsmouth Harbour 06 July 2023.

Campbeltown Harbour

Ukrainian "Sandown" Class minehunters Cherkasy (M311) (ex HMS Blyth (M111)) and Chernigov (M310) (ex HMS Ramsay (M110)) (inside) at Campbeltown 22 June 2023. Due to the situation related to the Russian invasion of their homeland, they are currently homeless. Whilst the Ukrainians are our dear friends and allies, they unfortunately do not make the best of neighbours, testing their general and emergency alarm systems at 07:10 hours!

Sound of Scarba

Western Ferries' Sound of Scarba on service 31 May 2023.

Argyll Flyer

Dunoon ferry Argyll Flyer on service 31 May 2023.

HMS Pembroke

"Sandown Class" MCMV HMS Pembroke (M107) at speed off Gourock 31 May 2023.

Coastguard 199

Finlaggan had a close encounter with CG199 (G-MCGR) whilst on service 30 May 2023. The Augusta Westland AW-189 helicopter deposited (and retrieved!) a crew member for exercise purposes.


Honeydew Adventure Charters' dive vessel Honeydew in Port Ellen 31 May 2023.


Sail Training International's tall ship Thalassa in Port Ellen 31 May 2023.


Skyhook Helicopter's Airbus H125 G-LBRR engaged on pylon work in Kintyre 31 May 2023. Whilst not directly "naval" activity, the photographs were taken from the decks of Finlaggan and are therefore admissable!

Isle of Arran

Caledonian Macbrayne's Isle of Islay on service to Kennacraig 30 May 2023.