Nostalgia: Henry Robb shipyard strike – Evening News Article 6.4.13

Nostalgia: Henry Robb shipyard strike – Nostalgia – Scotsman.com.

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Do you appear in this picture, and would you be prepared to meet up and tell me about your memories of the yaird for my research? If so please do get in touch.

Ruth Macadam 2013

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About Ruth Macadam

Great Granddaughter of Henry Robb. School teacher.
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2 Responses to Nostalgia: Henry Robb shipyard strike – Evening News Article 6.4.13

  1. Bill & Suzanne Patterson says:

    So sad that three generations of the Robb family kept the yard going, travelling far and wide to get building contracts, even during the recession only to have the faceless British Shipbuilders close a yard which built so many vessels and repaired so many more during the war.
    Bigger is NOT always better – It seems that the ordinary citizen is also beginning to see this with huge companies which cannot but be faceless.

    Bill Patterson

  2. John D. Stevenson says:

    Sadly there was more to it than that
    The yard had suffered from lack of investment/modernisation for a number of years prior to the British Shipbuilders era !!
    Secondly there was no way British yards could compete with Far East yards paying a fraction of the wages paid in the UK .

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