I hope the liquidator is able to rescue …

Comment posted Silvers Marine facing liquidation by Ferry good.

I hope the liquidator is able to rescue the situation and keep all Silvers staff. I’m sure there are a few local businessmen willing and able to step in and run the place competently.

How can anyone dislike this?

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    The public demand a safe reliable ferry service and I fear Clydelink are just not up to it!

    With all this hoohaa surely the Government should be stepping in and chartering Clyde Marine to run a safe reliable ferry again at least until a new competent tender is re-let.

    They should be looking at the directors of SPT to see if there are any criminal misgivings? Argyll & Bute Council should be cancelling the redundancy notices to their staff, at least until this mess is sorted out.

    Come on you people in power, let’s get this sorted before people get hurt and pier staff’s lives are in the bin?

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16 Responses to I hope the liquidator is able to rescue …

  1. The future of this company is a great worry in a small commmunity like the Rosneath Peninsula where the threat of job losses is proportionate to the size of population and job opportunities.

    The knock on effect is the very real worry about the Kilcreggan ferry’s future. If Silvers Marine go under how long before Clydelink follow? Clydelink rely on Silvers resources, the boatyard and offices, vehicles, staff and repair facilities to function. Without these it is unlikely Clydelink can continue to function.

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  2. I hope the liquidator is able to rescue the situation and keep all Silvers staff. I’m sure there are a few local businessmen willing and able to step in and run the place competently.

    How can anyone dislike this?

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    • I certainly hope so as this would be a hard loss for the community.
      Generations have served their time in the yards at Rosneath and now that McGruers is no longer operating as a boatyard any chances of real long-term employment for our young folk keeps diminishing.
      It is hard enough to keep our children here with the limited opportunities they have

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  3. This was the notice from December 2011….

    SILVERS MARINE (UK) LTD
    On 5 December 2011, a petition was presented to Glasgow Sheriff Court by the Advocate General for Scotland for and on behalf of the Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs craving the Court inter alia to order that Silvers Marine (UK) Ltd, 231-233 St Vincent Street, Glasgow G2 5QY (registered office) be wound up by the Court and to appoint a liquidator. All parties claiming an interest
    must lodge Answers with Glasgow Sheriff Court, 1 Carlton Place,Glasgow within 8 days of intimation, service and advertisement.
    I Massie, Officer of Revenue & Customs
    HM Revenue & Customs, Debt Management & Banking, Enforcement
    & Insolvency, 20 Haymarket Yards, Edinburgh
    for Petitioner
    Reference: 1056065

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  4. Mark Aikman owner of Silvers Marine uk ltd also owns Clydelink, McGruers Yard,Cafe lochan,Silvers Faclities Management,GRM Marine,Silvers Loch lomond,Loch Lomond Voyages,and Covercraft, Inverkip.

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  5. If Silvers Marine (UK) Ltd goes under I will openly shed more tears, my family has worked at the Limekiln Boatyard under the banner of Silvers for 3 generations, one of my earliest memories is a launch at the yard when it was the ‘old’ Silvers.
    At Silvers Marine Ltd -
    Brian Young..the Chairman,Bryan Collins.. Managing Director, Calum Macdonald…Yard Manager,
    Duncan Farquhar…Buyer, Iain Connell…Joiners Shop Foreman, Jennifer Payne…Office Manager, Janet White…PA,
    they were the back bone of the ‘new’ incarnation of Silvers Marine which for over 20 years could hold the name proudly. There were many more people I was proud to call my ‘workmates’ and I am sad that that time has gone. It will always have been a privilage to work there, with people who respected the history of the company and cared about the people who worked with them.

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  6. SILVERS MARINE (UK) LTD
    On 11 February 2013, a petition was presented to Glasgow Sheriff
    Court by the Advocate General for Scotland for and on behalf of the
    Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs craving the
    Courts inter alia to order that Silvers Marine (UK) Ltd, 231/233 St.
    Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5QY (registered office) be wound up by
    the Court and to appoint a liquidator. All parties claiming an interest
    must lodge Answers with Glasgow Sheriff Court, 1 Carlton Place,
    Glasgow within 8 days of intimation, service and advertisement.
    R M Lees
    Officer of Revenue & Customs, HM Revenue & Customs, Debt
    Management & Banking, Enforcement & Insolvency, 20 Haymarket
    Yards, Edinburgh
    for Petitioner
    Reference: 1056065/ARG

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  7. It has been posted that Mark Aikman’s post as a Director of Clydelink Ltd has been terminated on the 8th March 2012. What does this indicate for the future of the Kilcreggan Ferry?

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  8. He seems to like playing brinkmanship with the taxman; if HMRC was as red in tooth and claw as the US Inland Revenue Service he wouldn’t be doing this more than once.

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  9. At this rate I wonder what the odds are that Clydelink will complete the first year of it’s contract for the Kilcreggan Ferry! The SPT will certainly have mud on it’s face and have to explain itself if this is the case.

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