Linnhe makes perfect location for Silver Wind liner

An exchange of gifts between Captain Mino Pontillo and Councillor John Grafton to mark the maiden visit of the Silver Wind liner. Photograph: Iain Ferguson,

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Silver Wind in Loch Linnhe. Photograph: Iain Ferguson,

Loch Linnhe provided a perfect setting for the maiden visit of the Silver Wind cruise liner last Friday (June 24).

Councillor John Grafton went aboard to welcome Captain Mino Pontillo and his crew to Lochaber and the customary exchange of gifts was made in good spirit.

A small cruise ship operated by Silversea Cruises, Silver Wind entered service in 1995 and was upgraded in 2018 and 2021. She is the second ship of her class, the first being her sister ship Silver Cloud, in service since 1994. She can accommodate 296 guests. Photograph: Iain Ferguson,

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