Rothesay meeting to discuss pier closure

Wemyss Bay pier will be closed for 16 weeks for major repairs in the spring of 2014, with Rothesay ferry services diverted to and from Gourock as a result.
Wemyss Bay pier will be closed for 16 weeks for major repairs in the spring of 2014, with Rothesay ferry services diverted to and from Gourock as a result.

The owners of Wemyss Bay pier are to host a public meeting in Rothesay to discuss the planned construction works at Wemyss Bay pier.

Representatives from Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL), which owns the ferry terminal, will present information about the work due to commence in March 2015 at the Pavilion Cafe on Thursday, December 18, at 7pm.

The presentation will explain the need for the works, as well as delivering the details of the overall harbour development project.

As part of the project, the Wemyss Bay ferry terminal will be closed for an estimated 16 weeks from early March 2015 to late June 2015 to enable essential work to replace the pier fenders - the section of the pier that the ferries berth against.

In addition, the vehicle linkspan will be refurbished and repairs made to the pier concrete deck.