Crannog takes the helm at Mallaig Boatbuilding –

Crannog takes the helm at Mallaig Boatbuilding Published:  06 March, 2007

Pictured are Finlay Finlayson and John Henderson, flanked by Andrew Carr, Mallaig Boatbuilding’s new Office Manager and Alasdair Sinclair, Boatyard Manager.

MALLAIG Boatbuilding and Engineering has been bought by Fort William company Crannog Concept. The deal keeps the boatyard in local ownership and gives it the backing and resources to grow and prosper into the future.

Crannog’s owner Finlay Finlayson said: “Taking over Mallaig Boatbuilding and Engineering is an exciting development for Crannog. Our seafood business has been looking for a base in Mallaig for some time. In addition the boatyard, and in particular its strong engineering capability, adds a great deal to The Underwater Centre in Fort William.

“We’re very impressed with the team at the boatyard and very confident in playing our part in building a positive future for the company. We see great potential for Crannog in Mallaig as a whole.”

John Henderson, Mallaig Boatbuilding’s outgoing owner, said: “As the last of three generations of the family owning the business it’s obviously an emotional time for me knowing that there won’t be a Henderson at the helm any longer. However I’m delighted I leave it in the hands of Finlay, a local man who sees a positive future for the business, and I’d ask that my customers give him their support in the future.”

The Crannog team says it is looking forward to working with Mallaig Harbour Authority and the various other public bodies to develop the exciting potential it sees in Mallaig. is published by Special Publications. Special Publications also publish FISHupdate magazine, Fish Farmer, the Fish Industry Yearbook, the Scottish Seafood Processors Federation Diary, the Fish Farmer Handbook and a range of wallplanners.