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.
Wemyss Bay [1st]
| Rothesay Esplanade [Tram]|
Pointhouse Tram Depot
Port Bannatyne [Tram]
Greenwood Crossing [Tram]
St Colmac [Tram]
Ettrick Bay [Tram]
Rothesay [MacKinlay Street] Pier
St Mary^s Chapel
|Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.|
|/ /1866||PS Meg Merrilies [I] |
Sails from Helensburgh Pier to Rothesay Pier and through the Kyles of Bute to Ardrishaig Pier. Service withdrawn as not profitable.
|/ /1866||PS 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 Service withdrawn as not viable and due to finances of the North British Railway in general.
|/ /1877||Gillies & Campbell|
PS Sheila was built by Caird & Co for Gillies & Campbell for the Wemyss Bay to Rothesay Pier service.
|/ /1882||PS 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.
|/ /1894||PS Guy Mannering|
Bought by Captain William Buchanan. Operates to Rothesay Pier from Broomielaw Quay.
|/06/1904||PS Duchess of York|
Bought by Buchanan Steamers Ltd and renamed PS Isle of Cumbrae. On Glasgow to Rothesay Pier service.