Celebration of 50 years since the Long Row to Skye

Ian Cameron, Sam Brown, Colin Campbell, Roger Graham, Ian MacDonald, Dugald Carmichael

On 31 July the 6 rowers who undertook the longest ever ‘Long Row’ from the Royal West assembled to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their adventure.  The 6 rowers involved were Sam Brown, Ian Cameron, Colin Campbell, Dugald Carmichael, Roger Graham, Ian MacDonald.  They took the Heavy 4 Zebra across the Clyde to Kilcreggan for a lunch before returning to the Royal West Bar for more reminiscing.  Zebra was the same boat they used in 1971.

Roger Graham has written up the log book from the voyage and it has been published by Cartsburn Publishing.  The title is Speed, Bonnie Boat.  A copy can be found behind the Bar and it is well worth a read.

Thanks are extended to Alasdair Higgins and Jan McMahon who assisted with the launch and recovery of Zebra.