Mil­li­gan Trans­port: De­liv­ery prob­lem solved

Scottish Field - - ABODE -

No mat­ter how re­mote your de­liv­ery in the West High­lands and Is­lands, Mil­li­gan Trans­port can do it. This Mal­laig-based com­pany spe­cialises in land and sea trans­port. They de­liv­ered an al­li­ga­tor to the Isle of Rum to act in a tele­vi­sion doc­u­men­tary so your kit home or build­ing ma­te­ri­als will be all in a day’s work. The star of the show is the land­ing craft Span­ish John 2, ac­tu­ally the third ves­sel to carry the name; the orig­i­nal, a Navy-sur­plus ves­sel was leg­endary in West High­land wa­ters. This in­car­na­tion was Clyde-built in 2003 at Alexan­der Noble and Sons of Gir­van. Sit­ting at 20m long and 6.5m wide, deck cargo can be up to 40 tons. Power comes from twin 236 hp Dae­woo en­gines. Load­ing can be ei­ther via the 3.6m wide bow door ramp, or with a 23t per me­tre Palfin­ger hy­draulic crane op­er­ated by ra­dio re­mote con­trol. They de­liver equip­ment and feed to fish farms daily. Plant and dig­gers are reg­u­lar car­gos and so are sand and ag­gre­gates, coun­cil skip lor­ries with refuse and re­cy­cling skips, tow­ing fish farm cages. She has also been a plat­form for movie mak­ing and also fea­tured in the new Ford Eco Sport ad­vert that has just started air­ing on tv.

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