Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Type 45 destroyer Duncan

Duncan, the last of 6 Type 45 destroyers to be built on the Clyde, started her voyage to Portsmouth where she will enter commission with the Royal Navy.

The river was choppy as she sailed past Port Glasgow escorted by local tugs Battler and Bruiser.

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Belville Street flats

After standing for over forty years, another three of Belville Streets High flats are no more.

Selkirk, Peebles and Melrose courts were brought down in a series of explosions within less than a minute.

The last remaining flat, Hawick Court, is also being demolished at a later date.

Selkirk Court, Peebles Court, Melrose Court - you have been sentenced to demolition

The first explosions at 2:30am

The three towers start to drop

Not much left now

Once the dust settles the landscape is changed forever

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Corlic Hill

At a height of 1000 feet, Corlic Hill sits to the south of the east end of Greenock. At one time this would have been a popular Sunday stroll but this is the first time I have been on the hill.

Road to Corlic Hill
View of Greenock and Argyllshire hills
Gryfe Reservoir