Sunday, 9 November 2008


Popular in the 70's were the "educational trips" on board the ship, Uganda. I wasn't on any myself mind you, but I do recall some Cragie High schoolmates ventured on trips in the early 70's to places like Gibraltar and Malta. These voyages were on offer to most UK schools, Dundee being just one of the stop-off points of departure.
Here below is a short film clip of the Uganda berthed at Dundee in 1973/74 dropping off some local lassies at the end of a Scandinavian tour. You may even recognise someone you know!


  1. Magic! I was on the Uganda to Spain and Gibraltar in 71? and again a couple of years later (?) to the Baltic where we cadged beer in Polish bars in Gdansk and sold our pounds on the black market for a lot more zlotys than the official rate! Happy days.

  2. I was on the cruise in the video, great to see a clip so thanks for uploading it. Quite a few of us from the Harris Academy were able to go and it was a fabulous experience, we still share the memories today via FB. We went to Gdansk Poland, Travemunde Germany, Stockholm Sweden and Copenhagen Denmark. I doubt if any of us would have been able to go to these places by any other means, they were hard times at that time and I for one am eternally grateful to have had the opportunity and the experience.