Voting is now open to name the first of our two 102 metre dual fuel ferries.
The shortlist has been put forward by the CMAL Board and the Scottish Government with help from the Clyde River Steamer Club to reflect the ferry’s Scottish roots. The ferry, currently known as Hull 801, is earmarked for Arran so all names are inspired by Arran’s history and geography.
The shortlisted names are:
- Glen Sannox – one of three spectacular valleys on the island, but also the name of the first purpose-built car ferry that serviced the Isle of Arran
- Goatfell – the highest point on Arran. On a clear day visitors can see as far as Ireland from its summit
- Hutton – the name of famous geologist, James Hutton who discovered his theory on the Isle of Arran
- Glen Iorsa – the largest valley on the Isle of Arran; steeped in history and a great example of landscape shaped by glaciers.
All of those who voted for the winning name will be entered into a prize draw. One person chosen at random will be invited as a special guest (with a friend) to the launch of the ferry at Ferguson Marine Engineering Limited’s (FMEL) ship yard in Port Glasgow. The winner will also receive a £200 gift voucher for the Auchrannie Resort, two bottles of commemorative whisky, bottled by Arran Distillery to mark this special occasion, and a special goody bag.
The competition is open now and voting closes at midnight on Monday 29th May 2017. The winner will be drawn on Tuesday 30th May 2017.