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Orcadia in Hall Russell's Yard

Orcadia in Hall Russell's Yard Aberdeen. 1960?
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Picture added on 10 November 2011 at 14:09
I'm told by someone who kens more then me (most folk do) it's John Lewis' yard in Torry not Hall Russell's, late 60s!
Added by Billy on 25 November 2011
The Orcadia was built well, like all things in those days!
Added by Russell Overton on 24 December 2011
I think that MV Orcadia was not owned by Orkney Islands Shipping Coy., but by the Secretary of State for Scotland. Can anyone confirm this - or otherwise?

[I think that was the case originally, but it may have changed later. At the time it left was it still registered in Leith, or in Kirkwall? - Steven]
Added by Sandy Windwick on 30 December 2011
Her registry was indeed changed to Kirkwall not long before she left Orkney when responsibility for the internal ferries was handed over to OIC.
Not meaning to doubt Billy's memory but this photo is actually taken on one of the pontoon docks formerly at Albert Quay Aberdeen operated then by a firm called Wood & Davidson though I think the pontoon actually belonged to the Aberdeen Harbour Board.
Added by Willie Mackay on 21 December 2012
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