Friday, 30 April 2010

Largs Pier Trio

Three regular ferries from the CalMac fleet were seen together at Largs on Friday evening. LOCH SHIRA, on the left, was maintaining the regular service across the Largs Channel to Cumbrae Slip, while her smaller fleetmate LOCH RIDDON, berthed at the south side of the pier, was getting ready to assist with traffic building up for the holiday weekend. On the front of the pier was LOCH BHRUSDA, which had just arrived back on the Clyde after a brief visit to the west coast, where she had been used to convey a heavy outsize load at Raasay in connection with a civil engineering job there.


Anonymous said...

can anyone answer one question about Largs pier ? is the berth deep enough to take the Bute ferries in bad weather ? I know Largs pier can't handle vehicles off MV Bute and MV Argyle, Or would it be the case that the sea state would prevent a safe berth ? JD Cheshire

The ClydeSighter . . . said...

The water is indeed deep enough, and some months ago BUTE carried out berthing trials at Largs. However, if the weather was bad enough to prevent the use of Wemyss Bay Pier, then it would almost certainly be as bad at Largs, and Gourock would be the only (and safest) option.

Unknown said...

Thanks for clearing that up for me, much appreciated, and thanks for making Clydesights such a brilliant site the photos are superb plus all the info you could want. JD cheshire