29 December 2023
Photography has always played an important role on Britannia. While she was in service, there was always a 'Yottie' appointed, nicknamed 'Snaps', to take photographs of life on board the Royal Yacht.
In keeping with this tradition, we now have our own Photographer in Residence, who has been capturing our very own Weekly 'Snaps' - a collection of snapshots of life around the ship today.
This week we look back over the past year on board Britannia, sharing highlights from 2023.
Previous Weeks 2023
Previous Weeks 2022
This year, The Royal Yacht Britannia became Tripadvisor’s No.1 UK Visitor Attraction for a second time.
We enjoy seeing visitors' photos and memories from their day on board. Remember to tag us on social media!
Facilities Officer, Andy, tending to the Phantom Five Rolls-Royce which can be admired on the Quayside.
Housekeeping Team Leader, Carol, together with the team ensure that Britannia is gleaming and ship-shape, ready for our many visitors from around the world.
Visitors to Britannia can enjoy freshly prepared, homemade food and stunning views in the Royal Deck Tearoom.
The Gift Shop offers a fantastic selection of gifts, souvenirs and mementoes of a visit to the Royal Yacht. The cuddly Corgi toys are a firm favourite and bestseller.
Gary and Mark lifting the old caulking on Royal Racing Yacht Bloodhound, ready to re-caulk the deck.
Jos and Rab painting the hull of the ship Britannia blue, the colour was especially chosen by Queen Elizabeth II in preference to the traditional black.
Nigel washing the decks ensuring the same standards are maintained on board as they were during Royal service.
The Yotties enjoy sharing memories of their time working on Britannia with visitors during Yotties' Week.
The Bridge at Fingal has provided a unique space for private dining throughout the year for many special celebrations and meetings.
On the Fingal quayside the wildflower meadow, created in collaboration with the Water of Leith Conservation Trust and the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, has provided ingredients for use in dishes and cocktails served in The Lighthouse Restaurant & Bar.