Cloch Point Lighthouse is a prominent landmark at the North end of the Firth of Clyde Channel and marks the approach limit to the Inner Pilotage District of the Clyde. Built in 1797, the lighthouse really stands out and has been the subject of many local photographers and artists in the past and will no doubt continue to be. It also plays an important role for ships navigating the Firth of Clyde Channel. I myself serve the area as a Marine Pilot and have taken many of my own photographs from the bridge-wing of various different vessels. The Clyde is one of the most beautiful areas of the West of Scotland Coastline with a host of different views and features to enjoy (when the weather's nice!). This particular painting shows our Pilot Cutter MOUNT STUART following a ship down to the Cumbrae Gap where the outer Pilot Station is situated and where the Clyde Pilots board inbound ships and disembark those heading out. MOUNT STUART is one of three existing Pilot Cutters based on the Clyde. I intend to paint the other two (GANTOCK and TOWARD), at some stage.