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29/04/04 Lord of the Isles historically berthed at Rothesay pier today (pictured opposite), the last time that a Lord of the Isles would be at Rothesay (apart from the Duke of Rothesay himself) would be about 1928.

28/04/04 Lord of the Isles is due to cover on the Clyde routes for the Jazz Festival. Friday to Monday. She will do trials at all four piers. If she cannot dock at Dunoon she will be on the Rothesay run, she will then head back home. This will leave the Hebridean Isles at Islay where required. Isle of Arran will leave tomorrow for Craignure, berth there Wednesday night, and then into Oban on Thursday morning to take Lord of the Isles roster to Colonsay.

21/04/04 The Saturn and Jupiter were both stuck at Rothesay for a few hours today. Services resumed at 4.30pm with Jupiter heading for Wemyss Bay. The cause was strong wind and high tide at Rothesay.

19/04/04 The Loch Alainn is due to go off service on Wednesday from 9.30am for around 12 hours due to work being done onboard. The Loch Riddon will takeover.
Northlink: Hrossey departed Hatston at 01:10. Due to tidal conditions in Aberdeen harbour, arrival time tomorrow is expected to be 10:00. The next scheduled departure from Hatston is the 23:45 sailing to Lerwick on Tuesday 20th April. Final check in for both vehicle and foot passengers is 23:15.

18/04/04 Hebridean Isles will be at Rothesay for the Jazz festival between 30th April until 3rd May. The Loch Riddon berthed at Millport due to work being done on Largs pier. She was berthed at Rothesay during the day but berthed at Millport overnight.

17/04/04 Juno assisted a small sailing vessel today which was in distress, she was on scene until the Largs Lifeboat arrived.

16/04/04 Loch Alainn underwent minor repairs at Rothesay today, lasting until 18/04/04

14/04/04 Lord of the Isles was storm bound at Port Askaig due to adverse weather overnight.

13/04/04 Isle of Arran underwent trials this morning after her overhaul in Garvel dock. Isle of Cumbrae was off for a brief period with a rope round her prop in the morning. Raasay arrived in Gourock for lay up as spare Upper Clyde vessel.

12/04/04 Isle of Mull had to miss Colonsay due to adverse weather conditions. (she later made the sailing on a return). Raasay moved to Largs on her way to Gourock.

11/04/04 Raasay moved to Campbeltown where she spent the night on her way to the upper Clyde.

09/04/04 Loch Linnhe was on the Eriskay roster until yesterday, she then moved to Tobermory - Kilchoan roster today but was off service due to a mechanical fault later today - Raasay covered for her.

08/04/04 Loch Riddon is berthed at Millport Old Pier due to weather.

07/04/04 Due to high winds, Hebridean Isles retuned from Colonsay 1hr late. Loch Bhrusda had been operating on the Berneray-Leverburgh roster until today when she moved to Lochboisdale and onto to Barra for the Barra-Eriskay roster. Loch Portian arrived from Armadale at Leverburgh to start the 1600 roster.

05/04/04 Loch Portian set off for Berneray today but diverted due to weather to Armadale.

04/04/04 Loch Portian arrived in Tobermory today and spent overnight there.

03/04/04 Loch Portian set of for Largs then onto Campbeltown where she stayed overnight on her way home to the western Isles.

02/04/04 Isle of Arran will be leaving the Garvel Dry Dock sometime before 11:30am today with new hard resisting resin on her car deck. Clansman resumed the Oban-Coll-Tiree/Barra-Lochboisdale / (Craignure) roster from today. Isle of Cumbrae started on the Tarbert-Portavadie roster today. Loch Tarbert began the Claonaig roster from today.
 
01/04/04 Marking 30 years of loyal service and a lifetime with Calmac today is MV Pioneer, more on her day here. Clansman departed from Stornoway to Oban under the Skye Bridge. Eigg resumed the Oban - Lismore roster after her ballast adjustment at Corpach. Laig Bay now seems to be laid up due to the opening of the slipway at Eigg.
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