By Steamer to the Argyllshire Coast

Stock No 45856
EAN/ISBN 9781445612850
Author: Alistair Deayton
Publisher: Amberley
Format: PB

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At the turn of the twentieth century, new laws introduced paid holidays forthe masses and the seaside towns of Scotland saw a huge influx ofvisitors., Holidaymakers poured from Glasgow, Paisley and the industrialheartland of Scotland on the Fair Holiday trip doon the watter. SomeScottish resorts such as Dunoon, Hunters Quay and Campbeltown sawtheir populations double or treble for much of the summer. Alistair Deayton, one of the acknowledged experts on the Clydepleasure steamers, and author of many books on the subject, takes alook at the Scottish seaside resorts on the Argyllshire coast and thesteamers that brought the holidaymakers in their thousands everysummer, only one of which, Waverley, remains today.

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