Part 8, The Nancy Glen Campaign Continues

A coffee morning was held at Templar Arts And Leisure Centre, at the time of going to press they had raised £13,000!

Nancy Glen’ coffee afternoon in the Templars Hall, Tarbert.
Nancy Glen coffee afternoon in the Templar Hall, Tarbert.

An incredible amount from such a small village!

TALC Coffee morning, fundraiser. Photo from Argyllshire advertiser

On the 3rd of February a candle was was switched on by Mathew Ramsay of the Fishermen’s Mission at the harbour and will stay on until the men are returned to their families.

The candle is housed in a case which features photographs of the missing men, thought to be still aboard the wreck, and the Nancy Glen itself.

Robert Macleod thanked everyone for coming in the Tarbert Facebook group.

Thank you all for coming tonight.

As I said this evening [Tarbert] you are a remarkable village and people! Every day since the 18th January 2018, when the Nancy Glen sunk in the waters of Lochfyne ‘All Things Tarbert’ reminds me and others of your heart and generosity.

Thank you for turning out tonight because it communicates your continuing compassion, sympathy and solidarity to Gosia, Dawn and their children as well as the extended MacDougal family that you are with them, thinking of them, feeling for them and living with the same hope as them – that we will be able to bring the boys home.

We gathered tonight to do something very symbolic! Light a candle – a candle that will remain lit until that moment of the boys return becomes a reality.

Candles do not talk but they speak! They have a variety of spiritual and symbolic meanings: adoration, love, sacrifice, joy, hope and mourning to name but a few – and without using words they speak. When Mathew Ramsay, Fishermen’s Mission representative lit the candle on the quay tonight it spoke to many hurting hearts. Doubtless, it will continue to speak to our community until the boys are home.
Again, our thanks to Catriona Hood and Kenny MacNab for their contributions – most of all our thanks to you for coming along on a cold winter’s night. May what we did tonight be the first and last time we have to do so!

The Loch Fyne Pipe Band have posted a cryptic message on their page, so keep an eye on their page for further details of the project!

On the official Nancy Glen Fundraising Facebook Page, one kind fellow fisherman has offered his car as a raffle prize, so do buy a ticket!

There is also an auction for you to bid on a luxurious break at  La Casa De Abajo Villa, Costa del Sol

The Lodge Loch Fyne 754 raised over £1000 with their coffee morning this morning!

Scottish Canals are holding a fundraising raffle!

Here’s how it works:

  1. Donate whatever you can on the Just Giving Site here 
  2. Send a screen shot as proof of entry that has your name and the amount you’ve donated with the text “Scottish Canals raffle” to
  3. You’ll then receive one raffle number by email for every £10 donated
  4. We’ll hold the draw on the 01/04/2018 electronically using a random picker
  5. Winners notified by email


  1. A 2 week licence for use on any Scottish Canal.
  2. Crinan Canal return transit
  3. Trip for 4 on the Falkirk Wheel including lunch to a value of £40
  4. Free entry for 4 to the Kelpies
  5. Others to be announced

To be continued

If you are fundraising for the Nancy Glen Campaign and I have not yet covered your event you can leave a message below or contact me direct.

I still have many more to add so bookmark Tarbert Online and check back soon.

Part 7 Of The Nancy Glen Campaign

Gayle Campbell, Alfie, Busking, Fundraising, Tarbert, Fishermen, Nancy Glen TT100
Alfie Busking by Gayle Campbell

Almost a month has passed since the Nancy Glen sank with two crew members aboard.

So many people have thrown themselves into fundraisers to help raise funds to bring the boys home.

I plan to cover them all, as every effort is appreciated.

I hadn’t thought for a moment what a huge task keeping track of them all would be, so many fantastic people, thank you, each and every one.

Above is Alfie, Busking outside Lochgilphead Co-Op and managed to raise £194.49 for the Nancy Glen Campaign!

The Carradale Scouts sent messages of love and sympathy.

Robert Macleod‎,Carradale Scouts, Messages,
Messages of support from the Carradale Scouts

While at Tarbert Academy, they organised a non uniform day and raised over £400 and raised over £100 more with a collection bucket at the Argyll and Bute awards at Helensburgh.

There will also be another fundraising event by Tarbert Academy in March.

Mirrin and Sophie both just 8 years old, walked from Westport Beach to Macrihanish and raised over £2500!

Mirrin And Sophie, nancy Glen Fundraiser
Mirrin And Sophie Walked From Westport Beach to Macrihanish

Robert Crumlish posted in all things Tarbert from Mull

Hello folks. We had a fundraising weekend raising money for the Nancy Glen fund. Lots of people in Mull got involved including the schools. They raised an amazing £971 collectively. We had a raffle with some brilliant prizes kindly donated by people across Mull and beyond. We are very pleased to announce that the total raised so far is £5110. Also a cheque from Calmac for £100 which we will send on tomorrow along with the transfer of the other funds. We plan on holding more events soon to add some much needed funds to the pot. On behalf of myself, JohnLindsay and Johnny, I would like to thank everyone who has helped us reach this amazing target. Much love from one fishing community to another. Xx

A friend in Helensburgh sent me this photo Players, coaches, family and friends of HelensburghFC are walking round Helensburgh on a sponsored 2 mile walk to raise money for the families of the Nancy GlenHelensbu On Sunday 4th February

Families and friends of Helensburgh FC plan to do a 2 mile walk in memory of the Nancy Glen fishing Boat and to raise funds to help the families of those affected.

The Nancy Glen fishing boat of Tarbert was tragically taken by the West Coast of Scotland waters it fished. One fisherman survived, sadly the two other crew Duncan MacDougall and Przemek Krawczyk have not been found although it’s thought they were on the vessel which now lies on the seabed.

The families wish to retrieve their loved ones as soon as possible,which will take great resource. In addition the fishermen have left wives and young children behind. Helensburgh FC have forged strong links with both the football and also wider community of Tarbert and we want to help do all we can to assist these families at this time and in the future. We ask for support in this task. Please give generously so that these families may lay their men to rest and that their children are supported through the tough times ahead.

I would ask that as many of you as possible donate anything you can and join us on the walk through Helensburgh.

Continue to part 8

The Nancy Glen Campaign Continues (Part 5)

Clachan Village Hall have organised a coffee evening, with baking, raffles all funds raised dedicated to the crew and families of the Nancy Glen.


Coffee Evening Clachan Village Hall, Fundraiser, nancy Glen, Families and crew
Coffee Evening Clachan Village Hall


A post by Helen Gilchrist was also shared to the All Things Tarbert facebook group;

The Amazing amount of £5600 was raised for The Nancy Glen ,between the quiz at Stronvaar & the squares we sold on Friday at the coop & also all the many donations ,There’s to many names to thank everyone & I would hate to miss out anyone..So a huge thank you to every one of you who gave so willingly..its a great wee toon…Our Thoughts are with Tarbert..💕

Campbeltown Grammar School made a donations box to keep in the foyer

Donations, Campbeltown Grammar Scholl, Nancy Glen Campaign
After thoughtful suggestions by pupils, there will be a collection in aid of the Nancy Glen Fund in the school foyer all this week.

Clachan Calamities are  Fund raising for NANCY GLEN fund

We hope to be able to emulate some of the fantastic work that has been done so far. Well done !

Tarbert’s own “MRS BROWN” says,


A proportion of ticket sales will be donated to #bringourboyshome

BOTANICA RESTAURANT with ROOMS are hosting a fundraising lunch.

Nancy Glen Fundraiser Lunch @ Botanica
Saturday 3rd of February from 11am till 2.30pm

Our wonderful suppliers will donate food which we will cook and serve, 100% of the takings from the lunch will be donated to the fund .
Menu won’t have prices – you just pay what you want. 
Please join us and help raise the funds that are desperately needed for our neighbours in Tarbert .
We would like to help, as a family, as business, as local people, as parents, we really hope everyone on Saturday can come and support

The Brow Clinic Argyll also organised a fundraiser;

I would just like to say a massive thank you to everyone who entered the competitions I ran for the Nancy Glen campaign.

I have been working in Tarbert for a while now and have a lovely client base there, I am so pleased to have been able to help and give something back.

I am sure I speak for a lot of people when I say this awful tragedy has touched many people and I can only give my heart felt condolences to the families affected.

I am pleased to say I have managed to raise £520 and I will be donating it to the just giving page later today.

Again thank you to everyone who entered and my apologies to the people who didn’t get a number.

I will hopefully be doing a live video on here later today for the winners of the competitions so please keep an eye out.

Good luck


Continue to part 6

The Nancy Glen Campaign Continues (Part 2)

As Twitter went crazy with requests to celebs, demands to MP’s and requests for help from every possible angle that could be thought of, others were creating videos, organising raffles and setting up support networks.

Jaimie Meecham and Ashley set up a draw with a bottle of The Laddie Valinch as a prize!

Raising funds of around £1700!

 Evening folks, to raise more money for the #Nancyglen myself and Ashley have got a special bottle of Bruichladdich whisky made (The Laddie Valinch). It is going to be sold through the Bonus ball, each ball will cost £30 and the draw will be made on Saturday 27th January’s national lottery if all balls are sold. Once all 59 balls have been bought I will put all the money raised into the into the Just Giving fund. The money can be paid by either pay pal or I will pm bank details.. if everyone could share this so that we can get the money into the Just giving fund as soon as possible!
Also can people comment on the original post to secure numbers or pm me 👍

The Nancy Glen Fundraising Facebook Page was set up, later linking to The Nancy Glen Appeal Website.

Kintyre Firewood created charity squares with various prizes, as you can see from the post, more support and offers were added;

Don’t really know what to say to you all but I feel sick, have done for days and I have never wanted anything more than to see my old mate home where he belongs with Dawn and his boys, his Mum and Dad, the rest of the Tars and everyone else that loved him and his friend and crewman!
Get your arses down to the places listed in the picture and please buy a square. If you don’t have a fire or stove I’ll deliver to a person of your choice around Kintyre.
I’ll put in a £1000 cash to the fund also so get out, get a square and BRING these boys home, thank you 🙏
We all have to come together to make this happen.
Please spread the word and share!!!!

The prize list keeps growing!

NO 1- Mark Johnstone of MJ Fabrication has offered to fabricate a garden gate, or hanging basket frames for a lucky winning square!!
NO 2- Springbank distillery have thrown in a 10 yr old single malt for a lucky winning square!!!
NO 3- Musdale Holiday Park have thrown in a 2 night stay in their pod with woodfired hot tub for a winning square!!!
NO 4- Kintyre Hire have thrown in a Hire car for 3 days for a winning square!!!
NO 5- Argyll Firewood Supplies in Lochgilphead have thrown in a crate of Kiln Dried Ash for a winning square!!!
NO 6- Dunaverty Golf Club have thrown in a round of golf for 4 players for the day for a winning square!!!
NO 7- Kintyre Stoveworks have thrown in a Firebelly T1 4kw wood burning stove for a winning square!!!
NO 8- Food for Thought has thrown in a meal for two with a bottle of wine for a lucky winning square!!!
NO 9- Carradale hotel have thrown in a nights stay, a meal and a bottle of wine for two for a lucky winning square!!!
NO 10- Cscivils have thrown in a days hire of their mini digger, delivery and collection included in Kintyre for a lucky winning square!!!
NO 11- SenjaSenja has thrown in a £250 voucher for a painting or towards the commissioning of a painting for a lucky winning square !!!
NO 12- The Loft has thrown in a cut and blow dry for a lucky winning square!!!
NO 13- Stuart Herd has thrown in an original painting of his highland coo worth £500 for a lucky winning square!!!
NO 14 -Studio Twentysix has thrown in a £200 voucher for a tattoo for a lucky winning square!!!
NO 15- Zofija and Paul have thrown in two nights at the house@glenbarr with a £25 voucher for the cafe for a lucky winning square!!!
NO 16- Armour Plastering has thrown in plastering a feature wall/plastering worth £250 for a lucky winning square
NO 17- A Crate of kiln dried hardwood for a lucky winning square!!!
No 18 – A trailer of softwood + large bag of kindling + waxling firelighters for a lucky winning square!!!
NO 19- One barrow bag of kiln dried hardwood + one of softwood for a lucky winning square!!!
NO 20 – AG Barr Optometrists has just thrown in a pair of his and hers Rayban sunglasses for a lucky winning square!!!
NO 21- C R Electrical has just thrown in £400 worth of certified electrical work for a lucky winning square!!!
NO 22- Linda McLean has just thrown in a Mull of Kintyre cheddar hamper with cheese from Campbeltown Creamery for a lucky winning square!!!
NO 23- Craigard House Hotel have just thrown in a £50 voucher for dinner for a lucky winning square!!!
NO 24- A.Glen Mechanical Services has just thrown in a free service and check for a lucky winning square!!!

I wish I could buy a few of these squares myself but I’ll throw in £1000 cash to the fund to help the unbelievable generosity and kindness from a list of fantastic people.

Everyone please could you share this to help sell the lucky squares for 2 very special guys to come home where they belong!!

£5 a square.

AVAILABLE @ The Courier Centre, The Treehouse, Glenbarr Stores, The County Garage, Soudans Shop in Tarbert, The Fiddlers Bar or I’ve got one with me at all times so feel free to flag me down for one 😊

Continue To Part 3

The Nancy Glen Campaign Continues To Grow (Part One)

It’s just over a week since the Fishing Tragedy in Tarbert, I know I am not alone in feeling a desperate sadness and urgent need get Duncan MacDougall and Przemek Krawczyk back to their loved ones.

As the real horror began to unfold, an incredible show of love and support came from the people of Tarbert, within days as the news was spread, more and more people came forward to offer any help they could.

We were all thankful that John Miller had been rescued, but also  desperately worried as time passed and the realisation hit that the men never managed to escape the Nancy Glen as she went down.

Their families are heart broken and are desperate to find them so they can give them a proper burial and say goodbye. sadly, because she sank so deep it will not be easy to find them and specialist equipment will be needed.

The chairman of The Clyde Fishermen’s Trust Kenny MacNab started the Nancy Glen Campaign to raise funds for the families of the missing men,.

The initial response was overwhelming and still continues to grow.

Many people took to social media to get the tags trending, hoping that it would reach out to others to raise awareness of the campaign.

I cannot begin to imagine the heartache their families are facing, but I admire their dignity and fierce determination.

Here is how Tarbert (and beyond) are helping to bring our boys home.

Thank you so much to everyone! I have no doubt Tarbert will get their boys home!

It started with messages of support.

As well as donating to The Nancy Glen Campaign people were coming up with ideas to raise more funds.

I think they all deserve a mention and I hope I manage to include each and every one of you that have come up with a plan to raise more money, determined to help the families involved in this awful tragedy.

Local Hotels helped keep the search teams feed and watered, I know the Tarbert Hotel fed some of our Coastguards, The Islay Frigate also kept the search teams nourished.

The Nancy Glen Campaign, The Islay Frigate, Food and Drink, Support
Tonight Thursday 25th, please come and take advantage. Available to anyone at all involved, fishermen, coast guard, police etc. Come get a, heat, a feed and quench your thirst


Continue to part two

Salmond tells ‘heartless’ UK Government to raise boat wreck

FORMER First Minister Alex Salmond has called on the UK Government to pay for the raising of the Nancy Glen fishing boat which sank in Loch Fyne, with the bodies of missing fishermen Duncan MacDougall and Przemek Krawczyk thought to be on board.

The Clyde Fishermen’s Association and the men’s families have started fundraising campaigns to salvage the boat so that the two men can be buried ashore, with almost £150,000 raised in just a few days.

Read more 

FORMER First Minister Alex Salmond has called on the UK Government to pay for the raising of the Nancy Glen fishing boat which sank in Loch Fyne,…

Source: Salmond tells ‘heartless’ UK Government to raise boat wreck

An Incredible Show Of Support For The Nancy Glen Campaign!

In less than a week the Clyde Fisherman Trust Nancy Glen Campaign has raised over £130,000.

Support is coming in from far and wide as people picked up the tags #TT100bringtheboyshome, #TT100bringourboyshome  linking to the Just Giving, Go Fund Me and Crowdfunding donation pages and being tweeted, shared, retweeted as much as possible to raise awareness of the campaign.

Social media is a hive of activity and the response is incredible!

The Facebook Group All Things Tarbert Currently has a steady stream of posts as people share ideas and try to do whatever they can to help.

Local businesses have also set up donation boxes in their shops.

The Tweeting on Twitter is constant, I’m sure many of us are struggling to keep up with the notifications!

Behind all the social media noise is a devastated community, heartbroken friends and family that will not give up until they have brought them home.

Charity auctions are being set up, raffles and other fund raising ideas are in the pipeline, words of support from all over the world.

A Facebook page has now been set up to enable people to keep track of what is happening and where, so please do like and follow

The Nancy Glen Fundraising Page.



On BBC News

A spokesman said: “Fishing is more than just a political issue, it’s people’s lives and in this instance so many who find their world so tragically turned upside down.

“The fund hopes to raise enough to recover the men and allow their families comfort in being able to lay their loved ones to rest after such a horrible and tragic event.

“The Clyde Fishermen’s Association also continues to engage with our Royal Navy and hopes they can help the recovery with their specialist deep water equipment.”

If you can help in any way, by sharing on social media or sending in a donation it would be very much appreciated.

If you would like to share ideas and network with other fundraisers follow the Facebook page or you can contact The Clyde Fishermans Trust Nancy Glen Campaign.