Sunday, 17 February 2008


For the past few weeks, one of the two Caledonian MacBrayne ferries serving Rothesay has had to berth overnight at Gourock, because of ongoing work at Rothesay pier. A new end-loading linkspan, which was commissioned in November last year, rendered the old side-loading linkspan redundant, and it was removed a couple of weeks ago. While the former ferry berth is being rebuilt, only one of the ferries can lie at Rothesay overnight, so the other ship makes for Gourock each evening. This past week - the two vessels swap duties every Sunday - it has been the turn of CORUISK to come up firth for the night. She was seen this morning passing McInroy's Point as she returned to Rothesay to pick up service for the day.