Dugald Muir being presented with a new fishing boat by the people of Campbeltown - 1901
Dugald Muir being presented with a new fishing boat by the people of Campbeltown – 1901

Dugald was a local fisherman who rescued the crew of ‘The Ribbon’ when it ran aground on the rocks at Smerby.

During the rescue, Dugald lost his own boat but saved seven lives.

The people of Campbeltown bought him a replacement fishing boat after hearing of his heroic rescue.

 

After the presentation Dugald was treated to a parade around town in his new boat.
After the presentation Dugald was treated to a parade around town in his new boat.

 

Images from The MacGrory Collection, Argyll and Bute Library & Information Service.

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