Title - The Fast Route to Skye – RMS Loch Seaforth at Armadale, Skye.
Location - Armadale, Isle of Skye, Scotland.
Artist - Alasdair Macfarlane (1902-1960).
Description - A view of the regular ferry from the Scottish mainland to the Isle of Skye, at the port of Armadale. On the quayside are coaches ready to convey passengers onwards across the island to Portree. The ferry has come from Mallaig, having connected with the British Railways trains there. This is a Macbraynes's poster, but was produced to fit in with the similar railway-produced posters of the time, and acknowledged the business partnership, mentioning British Railways at the bottom for obtaining more information.
Year Published - 1950s
Size - Double Royal (approx 40 x 25in or 101.5 x 63.5cm)
Original Vintage British Travel Poster.
Published by David Macbrayne Ltd
Printed in Scotland by John Horn Ltd, Glasgow
Condition Grade and Condition Report:
Grade: B+, un-conserved.
Folds, one taped tear to left side, a couple of small edge stains. More detailed photos available on request.
More About The Artist:
Alasdair Macfarlane was born on Tiree in 1902. He was a self-taught artist and moved to Glasgow in 1922. He worked on ships for P Henderson & Co., joined the Clyde Navigation Trust in 1929, and drew ships for Glasgow's Evening Citizen newspaper. He served with the Ministry of War Transport in London 1940-45 and then re-joined the Clyde Navigation Trust. He painted the images for a number of posters for Macbrayne's and British Railways.