All hands on deck for Loch Linnhe cruises

Colin Whitehead (left) and Neil Cameron with the Elsie crew (left - right) Keira MacKinnon, Hannah Jenkins, Karl Spierling (skipper), Mhairi Davidson, Shannon Young and Fraser Cameron. Photograph: Iain Ferguson,

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It’s anchors aweigh next week as Cruise Loch Linnhe takes to the water with a full crew of Fort William sailors.

Owners Colin Whitehead and Neil Cameron revealed their six new crew members on Tuesday.

Skipper Karl Spierling will be joined by Keira MacKinnon, Hannah Jenkins, Mhairi Davidson, Shannon Young and Fraser Cameron when the Elsie sets sail from Fort William Pier for her very first official sailing on Monday.

Shannon Young, has joined the Elsie after working on super yachts, but says she is just as happy to be back in Lochaber.

‘I am very excited to be able to work back home and get the chance to join a brand new company working on the loch,’ she said.

‘I have always thought that people do not make enough of Loch Linnhe as it is such a spectacular  resource with so much to see and experience. I am looking forward to helping our clients make the most of it.’

With the move to Level 3, the crew of the Elsie are preparing for an onslaught of visitors.

Read more in tomorrow’s Lochaber Times