Steamers to the Kyles of Bute

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Fifty-seven photographs (twenty-nine in colour) from the 1880s to the present day of many Clyde steamers in the beautiful Kyles of Bute - the narrow passage around the north of the Island of Bute in the Clyde.

Used by MacBrayne’s boats on the ‘Royal’ Route to Ardrishaig, for connections via the Crinan Canal to Oban and Fort William, the village of Tighnabruich in the centre of the Kyles also became a major destination, largely for day trippers.

Some splendid photos of life, people and steamers around the Kyles, including two dramatic pictures of MacBrayne’s RMS Saint Columba racing to try and pass the Caledonian Steam Packet's TSS Duchess of Montrose before the Narrows in the Kyles.

56 landscape format paperback.