Public meeting next month on Wemyss Bay closure

MV Bute pictured at Wemyss Bay pier. The terminal is due to close on October 1, 2015 for major repairs expected to last for most, if not all, of the 2015-16 winter ferry timetable.
MV Bute pictured at Wemyss Bay pier. The terminal is due to close on October 1, 2015 for major repairs expected to last for most, if not all, of the 2015-16 winter ferry timetable.

The owners of the Wemyss Bay ferry terminal are to hold a public meeting in Rothesay next month as the closure date for major repairs to the pier draws closer.

Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL) will provide a further update to island residents at a meeting in the Pavilion at 7pm on Monday, September 7.

The mainland port for the Rothesay ferry service is due to close from Thursday, October 1 to enable repairs to the linkspan and the main pier deck and installation of new fenders to be carried out.

Rothesay’s ferry service will be diverted to sail to and from Gourock for the duration of the work.

The work was originally due to run from February until May of this year, but the start was postponed until October due to a delay in the manufacture and delivery of the new fenders, being made in China by a company based in the Netherlands.

An additional meeting for mainland-based users of the Wemyss Bay ferry service will be held in The Chartroom at Inverkip Marina on Monday, September 14 at 7pm.