Built in 1948 by J Bolson & Sons of Poole, SOUTER'S LASS is a passenger vessel with the capacity for 150 passengers. She is built of timber on steel frames with a Ford Diesel Holland 180 hp engine installed in 2000. She was built as a Royal Naval tender, worked on the South Coast as BOURNEMOUTH BELLE and then as WEYMOUTH BELLE and subsequently worked as a ferry between John o’Groats and Orkney from 1980 to 1987. She then transferred to Fort William where she runs cruises on Loch Linnhe.
Hamer, Geoffrey, Trip Out 1995/6 - A Guide to the Passenger Boat Services of the British Isles, G P Hamer, 1995
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