Rothesay Pier

Location type


Name and dates

Rothesay Pier

Opened on the Piers, Slips and Staiths.
Opened on the Caledonian MacBrayne.

Description

Caledonian MacBrayne - Rothesay

Caledonian MacBrayne operate a ferry service from Rothesay, Island of Bute, to Wemyss Bay on the main land.

A tramway ran to Port Bannatyne and Ettrick Bay.

In 1867 the pier was extended for steamers.

Local

Historic Environment - Rothesay Castle

Tags

Pier




Dates

  /  /1866PS Meg Merrilies [I]
Sails from Helensburgh Pier to Rothesay Pier and through the Kyles of Bute to Ardrishaig Pier. Service withdrawn as not profitable.
  /  /1866PS Dandie Dinmont [I]
Sails from Helensburgh Pier to Rothesay Pier and through the Kyles of Bute to Ardrishaig Pier. In competition with Hutchison. Service withdrawn as not viable and due to finances of the North British Railway in general.
  /  /1877Gillies & Campbell
PS Sheila was built by Caird & Co for Gillies & Campbell for the Wemyss Bay to Rothesay Pier service.
  /  /1882PS Sheila
Bought by the North British Steam Packet Company to be used from the new Craigendoran Pier when it opened in 1882. Operated the Craigendoran Pier to Rothesay Pier service.
  /  /1894PS Guy Mannering
Bought by Captain William Buchanan. Operates to Rothesay Pier from Broomielaw Quay.
  /06/1904PS Duchess of York
Bought by Buchanan Steamers Ltd and renamed PS Isle of Cumbrae. On Glasgow to Rothesay Pier service.