Tall ship tales for Stornoway siblings

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SEA faring Stornoway siblings Andrew (8), Angus (3) and Eilidh Smith (6) took the chance to board the impressive Statsraad Lehmkuhl tall-ship this week when she berthed in Stornoway Harbour.

The intrepid trio were wowed by the grand scale of the Norwegian vessel which enjoyed a relaxing weekend in Stornoway with them even taking a turn at the wheel.

Unfortunately for them the ship left without them on Monday evening en-route to Dublin as part of its 15-day cruise around the UK shoreline with Able Seaman Ove Malmstrom revealing Stornoway had long been a target of the tall-ship.

He said: “It is our first time here but it was a place we always wanted to visit as we like to try and see new places.

“On board we have 16 professional crew with 46 trainees but we actually have room for 150 trainees and the ship can sleep 200 people.

“After Stornoway we are sailing to Dublin for a few days before coming back up to Ullappol before returning to Bergen where we began. We are due home on August 26.”