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Publication Date
14 May 2015
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Birlinn Ltd

The Puffer Calendar 2016

by Mandy Hamilton and David Hawson - Find out more about the author

This beautiful calendar celebrates Vic 32, the last surviving Clyde Puffer, which was found derelict in Whitby harbour and lovingly restored by Nick and Rachel Walker. It is now a familiar sight along the west coast of Scotland as it steams up the Clyde estuary and round the islands of the Hebrides. The wonderful photographs in this calendar show it under its plume of smoke as it sails through some of the loveliest scenery on earth, and David Hawson’s vibrant paintings and line drawings adorn each month. Sales of the calendar support the Puffer Preservation Trust, the registered charity set up to maintain the Puffer and save this iconic vessel for future generations to enjoy.

David Hawson is a retired GP from Monymusk in rural Aberdeenshire, an accomplished photographer and a painter who has exhibited with the Royal Scottish Watercolour Society. He has sailed extensively throughout the west coast waters of Scotland and sketches and paints wherever he goes. His Puffer Cookbook, co-authored with Mandy Hamilton, was first published in 2013.