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Posted: Saturday 25 November, 2006

by Rosemary at 8:14pm in Anything goes 1 comment Add your own

Alloa used to be a port with a substantial shipbuilding industry. The docks are now long gone but hey! there's a boat back on the Forth. A local businessman has started running cruises on the Forth, from Alloa to Stirling. The boat is called "Maid of the Forth" and here she is.


This was taken at the end of October, I think. The boat went up on our side of the Inch and back on the other side. There were a few cruises in the summer and I think more are planned for next year. I'd like to go on one - it would be interesting to see the area from a different perspective.

I do think that the river and its waterfront are vastly underexploited assets in Alloa but I'm sure things will change in the next few years.


Capt Colin Aston

Friday 15 December, 2006 at 9:25pm

Hi There

I'm the owner of the boat and delighted to see someone noticed us and logged it!

We did four Jazz Cruises departing and returning to Alloa Quayside, unfortunately the river is effectively blocked to navigation about a mile from Stirling by a motorway bridge. They wouldn't get away with that now - very short sighted even at the time!

Watch our web site www.maidoftheforth.co.uk for next years dates and see you onboard!

Capt Colin

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