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Wemyss Bay (WEM) - Rothesay (ROT)

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Service updates

Wednesday 3rd March

Due to fog conditions, morning sailings are liable to disruption or cancellation at short notice.

Friday 29th February - Thursday 25th March

We are operating a reduced timetable between 29th January and 25th March 2021 as a result of reduced crew availability during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please see here

Reason: weather conditions

Supplementary information

Last Updated: 03 Mar 2021 05:02

Passenger Lift

Please be advised that the Wemyss Bay passenger lift is back in operation.

CalMac apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Essential Carriageway Maintenance - A78 - The Lighthouses to Kelly Burn

Friday 26th March to Monday 29th March

Works have been rescheduled to take place with a full weekend closure of the A78 carriageway, from Friday 26th March at 20:00 to Monday 29th March at 06:00.

The A78 will be closed at Wemyss Bay, with a signed diversion route in place for A78 trunk road traffic between Greenock and Largs.

A diversion route will be in place representing an increase in journey distance of approx. 35 km and an increase in journey time of approx. 37 minutes.

Additional journey time will be required if travelling along the diversion route.

There will be no provision for abnormal loads through the closure area or the diversion route.

Emergency services will not be affected – special arrangements will be in place to grant access through the closure area.

Access and egress to Wemyss Bay Ferry Terminal will be maintained from the South only.

Traffic wishing to access the Ferry Terminal will be required to do so from the South, and traffic exiting the Ferry Terminal will be required to travel South and follow the signed diversion.

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:

- Remember wait times may be extended.

- Follow updated advice on how to travel safely.

Food and Drink - As a result of the latest Scottish Government restrictions from Friday 8 January 2021, the food, drink and retail offer on board our vessels will change. To protect the safety of our staff and passengers shorter routes will no longer offer food, drink or retail.

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 until further notice 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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