All comments, corrections and extra information very welcome as this blog is the starting point towards my writing a book about the yaird, the workers and the ships of Robb's.
My personal interest? The Henry Robb who started the firm was my great grandfather.
Henry Robb Shipyard
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IT was a sunny May morning in 1915 and the troops on board the train were cheery, whistling, comrades in arms.
As the train carrying 500 Edinburgh men bound for the Front approached Gretna few could have anticipated the horror that was about to unfold. Continue reading