MV Glen Sannox

The original Glen Sannox (1925) turbine steamer was the fastest Clyde paddle steamer ever constructed but never intended for use as a car ferry given the sparseness of the motorcar. The second MV Glen Sannox was a Clyde car ferry launched in 1957 to service Arran, she had a versatile career on the west coast of Scotland lasting over 32 years, eventually being sold for service on the Red Sea and sadly ran aground south of Jeddah, a far cry from Arran!

This edition of the third MV Glen Sannox follows in the style of the roaring twenties travel posters that captured the publics imagination of the day. Combining the style and glamour of the high seas and exaggerating the shape of the hull, mast, anchor, observation deck and dual funnels with little omissions, quite unlike the puffs of steam and smoke that bellowed from ships of yesteryear. To date she has had an extremely difficult journey to completion with intervention by the Scottish Government acquiring the shipyard to ensure the employment of the workforce and completion for Caledonian MacBrayne and the people of Arran whom the ship will service. This modern duel fuel ferry constructed by Ferguson Marine Engineering is light years away from its predecessors that puffed their way doon the Clyde nearly a century ago.

As the poster proclaims, ‘Just the ticket!’

The Douglas Hotel on the Isle of Arran is exhibiting this edition and others in the Arran series and are available to buy ‘off the wall’ .


This edition print recorded on Hahnemühle stock via a large format mimeograph and generally referred to as Giclée prints of premium quality. The paper is white 100% a-cellulose with a distinct textured surface and the premium matt inkjet coating more than meets the highest industry standards vis-à-vis density, colour gamut, colour graduation and image sharpness, while preserving the extraordinary touch and feel of genuine art paper. The editions depicted on Iconic Reserve are not representative of scale and solely for the purpose of suggestive display.



Signed edition
420mm x 597mm
Recorded on Hahnemühle
Arran collection