Saturday, 19 September 2009


Clyde Marine Services' ROVER is seen here at Gourock while on duty as the Kilcreggan and Helensburgh ferry. This route, normally undertaken by SEABUS, provides a lifeline service for commuters between the Rosneath peninsula and Gourock, and is operated by the company on behalf of the Strathclyde Partnership for Transport. ROVER was built as long ago as 1964 by the long-closed boatyard at Renfrew belonging to Hugh McLean and Co and has been used as a tender to ships visiting the Clyde for many years, as well as seeing occasional passenger service.