Western Highlands and Islands of Scotland the Royal Route

Western Highlands and Islands of Scotland the Royal Route poster

 

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Designer:Unknown
Decade: 1900
Dimensions:310 x 151 cm (136 x 60 inches)
Grade: A-/B+
Printed in: United Kingdom
Publisher:David MacBrayne Ltd
Printed by:Printed By T. Forman & Sons, Nottingham & Glasgow
Category: Ocean Liner
Description:

This is a stunning and extremely rare poster published by David MacBrayne Ltd  depicting the Scottish steamer RMS Columba.

When RMS Columba was built, she was the largest steamer on the River and Firth of Clyde. She maintained a level of luxurious service for MacBraynes for 58 summers. With her saloons extending the full with of the hull, she incorporated a barber and a post office and was a most imposing steamer. Like Iona, the Columba sailed only in the summer months and had a long career, from 1879 until 1936.

She was MacBrayne's flagship and ran the first leg of the "The Royal Route" to Ardrishaig. David MacBrayne Ltd is today a company owned by the Scottish Government.

The original poster is huge! It is extremely rare, if not unique. Not sure if there are any other still alive. Would love to see this poster back in Scotland. This is a museum piece.