CalMac services to Rothesay will restart from Wemyss Bay on Good Friday, 23rd March 2016.
The pier has been closed for six months for essential repairs with services diverted to Gourock but will reopen for travel again in time for the Easter weekend.
Work carried out has included:
- replacement of timber fenders,
- reconstruction of the pier end,
- refurbishment of the linkspan
- and dredging the harbour.
All work has been carried out by harbour owner, CMAL, the state owned Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd.
Ramsay Muirhead, Head of Civil Engineering at CMAL says: ‘We are very pleased that this work is shortly due for completion, especially given the storms throughout the winter. Our contractor, George Leslie Ltd, has worked very hard to keep to the timetable and we are delighted to be re-opening the port in time for Easter weekend.’
CalMac will carry out berthing trials at Wemyss Bay before the intended restart date.
Dew Collie, CalMac’s Director of Operations, says: ‘We would like to thank all our passengers for their patience over the past few months and we look forward to getting back to a normal service again’.
Peopoe using the Wemyss Bay-Rothesay service for Bute are advised to check the CalMac website for the latest service updates.