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About Us


Liam Browning (Managing Director), David Cannell, Malcolm Boyd, Christine MacColl.


Formed in January 2010 with public support from Transport Scotland and Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Great Glen Shipping Company initially started transporting timber up and down the Caledonian Canal removing thousands of lorry miles from the Highlands fragile road network.

Initially born out of an academic study by Liam Browning of Newcastle University and funded by William (Bill) Broad, the project looked at examining transport on inland waterways throughout the UK.  Having attracted business interest, it then grew into a feasibility study for moving timber in and around Lochaber and through the Great Glen to Inverness.

Great Glen Shipping Company was born and operated a vessel, the MV Kanutta, to transport timber from Loch Etive, near Oban, to Inverness via Loch Linnhe and the Caledonian Canal.

In the summer of 2011, GGSC purchased two coastal vessels, the MV Burhou I and MV Isis to transport timber and other bulk cargoes throughout the West Coast of Scotland and further afield.  The ethos of Great Glen Shipping has and always will remain the same, to provide a vital logistics link to the Highlands and Islands with a core focus of removing lorry traffic from the Highlands road network.

Liam Browning:
Managing Director/Designated Person Ashore.
Contact Number: 07835 443736

Malcolm (Calum) Boyd:
Owner of Boyd Brothers Haulage Ltd. Timber transportation, forwarding, loading and Stevedores throughout the West Coast of Scotland.
Contact Number: 01397 772 235.

Christine MacColl:
Boyd Brothers Haulage, Clydeboyd Ltd, Port Operator, Stevedore at Corpach, Fort William.
Contact Number: 01397 772 325

David Cannell:
David M Cannell & Associates, Nautical Architects and surveyors, offering surveying services, design work and Technical/Operational consultancy for commercial vessels of all types.
Contact Number: 0120 682 3337

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