Milngavie author set to appear on TV ‘s Landward

Dougie Vipond with Colin Castle.
Dougie Vipond with Colin Castle.

Milngavie lecturer and author Colin Castle is going to appear on the popular TV show Landward after being interviewed by the BBC’s Dougie Vipond.

Colin talked to Dougie about the Clyde’s shipbuilding heritage at the top of the Titan Crane, in Clydebank and the interview will be broadcast at 7pm on Friday, November 22 in the last of BBC2 TV Landward’s four-part series of programmes this month on the River Clyde, from source to sea.

Colin’s interview will highlight the importance of John Browns and the Titan Crane.

Colin is a volunteer guide on the Titan Crane and an expert on the ships that were built at John Browns and other Clyde yards over the last century.

For the last few years, Colin has been lecturing at Strathclyde University’s Centre for Lifelong Learning on the Clyde and its ships.

His most recent series of three lectures on the Titan Crane, which included a night-time visit to the Crane, was so popular that it was fully subscribed.

Colin is also a trustee for the Glenlee Ship, now restored and based at Glasgow’s Riverside Museum.

The Glenlee will be the focus of his next course, with colleague lecturer Ian Ramsay, at Strathclyde University’s Centre for Lifelong Learning,on Wednesday mornings from 15th January.