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Service status & info

BUTE:

Wemyss Bay (WEM) - Rothesay (ROT)

Normal service

Supplementary information

Essential Lifeline Timetable - Find out more here

From 27th March to 14th April 2020 we are operating a reduced timetable, which will run for an initial three-week period as a result of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

All islands will receive a regular lifeline service ensuring essential goods and services are delivered.

Read the latest Press Release about essential travel here

Due to the Essential Lifeline Timetable currently in place, the opening hours for ports have changed. Please check the new opening hours here

COVID-19 Update

As of  Saturday 28th March we will no longer be accepting cash on our ferries and at ports in response to concerns around the COVID-19 pandemic. See here for more information 

Due to the Covid-19 situation the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) have agreed to temporarily relax its rules on passengers being able to stay in their vehicles during some ferry journeys. 

This means that passengers can now stay in their cars when travelling from Wemyss Bay to Rothesay on the following sailings

Monday to Friday
Depart Rothesay 06:25, Depart Wemyss Bay 13:05

Saturday
Depart Rothesay 08:00, Depart Wemyss Bay 18:30

Sunday
Depart Rothesay 08:00, Depart Wemyss Bay 18:20

Please note vehicle numbers will be restricted on these sailings.

Rothesay Lifts

Please be advised that Lift A and B are out of order in Rothesay Port.

Gourock Linkspan

Due to restrictions on the Gourock linkspan, in the event of the vessel being unable to berth at Wemyss Bay the service will divert to Gourock on a passenger only basis. Passengers will embark/disembark over the linkspan at Gourock so passengers with mobility issues can be accommodated. All vehicles will be diverted to the Rhubodach – Colintraive route and will be reimbursed for mileage for mileage up to 63 miles and the cost of the Western Ferries crossing. All passengers claiming the mileage must be in possession of a Rothesay – Wemyss Bay ticket which they can use on the Rhubodach – Colintraive crossing. Any claims submitted without the receipt for the Rothesay – Wemyss Bay ticket and Western Ferries ticket will be rejected.

Passengers travelling in a vehicle for which a commercial vehicle/coach ticket has been issued, are not entitled to be re-routed for the same ticket price, reimbursed for additional mileage cost incurred or to claim compensation, as these transactions are outside the provision of EU Regulation 1177/2010.

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