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Wemyss Bay (WEM) - Rothesay (ROT)

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Last Updated: 26 Nov 2020 11:26

Wemyss Bay Passenger Lift

Please be advised the Wemyss Bay passenger lift is currently out of operation.

Anyone who requires assistance please make yourself known to a member of staff 20 minutes prior to sailing.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Passenger lifts and Gangway in Rothesay

Please be advised that the Rothesay ABC Gangway lifts are currently out of operation until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. 

The Rothesay ABC passenger gangway access is currently out of order, therefore all passengers must embark/disembark via the car deck. 

The passenger lift on MV Bute is out of service. Any passengers with mobility issues please consider travelling with MV Argyle. 

(Please check sailing times with local office)

Payment Information - Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we are not accepting cash payment for ticket transactions. We accept MasterCard, Visa, Apple, Google or Samsung Pay. If you need assistance, please speak with a member of staff.

Travelling in a vehicle - All vehicle occupants MUST remain in their vehicles during the duration of the crossing.

When travelling on our 'turn up and go' routes, please:

- Plan ahead as your first choice of sailing may not always be available.

- Remember wait times may be extended.

- Capacity is constrained – please plan your journey with key workers and islanders in mind.

- Follow updated advice on how to travel safely.

Dangerous Goods vehicles will not be carried on this route until further notice and will need to travel via Colintraive.

Gourock Linkspan

Gourock linkspan is closed from 19th October to 18th December 2020 for essential repair and maintenance. During this time if the ferry cannot berth at Wemyss Bay due to adverse weather conditions all traffic will be re-routed through Rhubodach – Colintraive and Hunters Quay – McInroy’s Point (Western Ferries). Vehicle drivers must go to either Wemyss Bay or Rothesay port office to exchange their tickets for a warrant that will allow them to travel on the alternative route at no additional cost. The vouchers are not available anywhere except Wemyss Bay or Rothesay port offices. The tickets can only be exchanged for the warrant on the day of the disruption.

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