Liquidation advertisement for Silvers published again

A petition to appoint a liquidator at a Rosneath company has been advertised – for the third time in 16 months.

The advertisement in last Friday’s (March 8) Herald by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs relates to Silvers Marine (UK) Ltd.

And on the same day, Silvers director Mark Aikman resigned as a director of Clydelink Ltd, which runs the Kilcreggan to Gourock ferry , subsidised by Strathclyde Partnership for Transport.

The termination of Mr Aikman’s appointment as a director of Clydelink was confirmed in a Companies House document dated March 8.

The firm has run the Kilcreggan ferry since last spring and in January SPT agreed to support the summer Sunday service again in 2013.

Tenders were invited for the service, but Friday’s agenda for SPT’s operations committee makes no mention of the contract – although it was expected to be awarded on March 14.

The tender document is available here; last year the Sunday service started on April 1, but the timetable has not yet been published on SPT’s website.

The Herald advertisement states: “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 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 eight 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.”

Clydelink and Mr Aikman have not yet responded to a request to comment on these matters.


  1. Looks like 10journey tickets won’t be valid on it – very joined up transport! From the tender Q&A’s:
    Q Re the ITT for above, can you confirm if previously sold 10 journey tickets are accepted for travel on the Sunday service. If so, can you advise how the revenue from existing 10 journey holders would be attributed to the revenue from the Sunday service. (Rec’d 14 February 2013) A Tenders should base their price on neither issuing nor accepting 10 journey tickets. Q Re the ITT for above, kindly confirm the total revenue for the 2012 Sunday service and provide breakdown of passenger numbers for each fare type as follows ; Adult Child Concession Zonecard Any other fare type (Rec’d 14 February 2013) A The total revenue for the Sunday operation was £1934.70. SPT does not hold information on passenger numbers in the format requested.

  2. Will SPT get its wish after all and now have an excuse to take away the ferry service.
    I trust our MSP and local representatives see through this and do all they can to ensure the
    ferry service is protected and steps taken to re-let the contract.

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