July 13 - Dumbarton-based haulage company Galt Transport has transported the passenger cruise boat Lomond Monarch from Dumbarton to Balloch in Scotland.

The boat, which was acquired by Cruise Loch Lomond, started its journey on Loch Ness and travelled through Scotland's waterways before being transported by road to Loch Lomond.

Measuring 16.5 m x 5.3 m x 6 m and weighing 50 tonnes, Lomond Monarch was lifted out of the River Leven onto a Nooteboom Manoovr four-axle, double extending steer trailer, and was transported in combination with Galt's STGO CAT 3 Mercedes tractor unit.

The combination travelled through Bonhill, Jamestown and onwards to Balloch, where the boat was lifted and lowered onto Loch Lomond by a mobile crane.

Galt Transport specialises in large abnormal loads as well as in lorry mounted cranes, industrial storage and driver training, with a fleet of over 60 trucks and 100 trailers.