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A weather bomb forecast…?

Here is a picture from calmer times, “Clansman at Barra” one of a series painted for Caledonian MacBrayne.  A ‘weather bomb’ is forecast for Scotland and northern England. Weather Bomb?

"Clansman at Barra", oils 24" x 36"
“Clansman at Barra”, oils 24″ x 36″

A deep low pressure system with winds already reaching into the 50 mph bracket. What happened to British ‘cool’? I do wish the media would be less inflamatory…

Many ferry services operated by Caledonian MacBrayne which operates to the western isles of Scotland, have been cancelled or disrupted,

Here is a picture from calmer times, “Clansman at Barra” one of a series painted for Caledonian MacBrayne.
This painting was produced before the ship was completed with the co operation of the Calmac design office, Glasgow who knowing I’d made a study of the Calmac fleet asked me to advice on the ship’s colour scheme.

That honour surprised me as later did Princess Anne.

The original was on display for Princess Anne and other VIP’s at’Clansman’s naming ceremony. Later the Princess enthused about the painting and spent 15 minutes talking with me on the subject bless her.
Details include the Barra RNLI lifeboat who’s engineer was very helpful when John and I visited Barra, and a courtesy to John,  Captain J A B Simkins yacht. John was at that time MD of Clamac.

Detail from "Clansman at Barra"
Detail from “Clansman at Barra”

This original is in the salon of ‘Clansman’; copies are available as a Heritage print from my web site priced from £147.00 inc postage.